S.Korea reports 482 more COVID-19 cases, 101,757 in total

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SEOUL, March 28 (Xinhua) — South Korea reported 482 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Saturday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 101,757.

The daily caseload was down from 505 in the previous due to fewer virus tests on the weekend, but it stayed above 400 for five straight days.

The daily number of infections hovered above 100 since Nov. 8 owing to small cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province as well as imported cases.

Of the new cases, 135 were Seoul residents and 150 were people residing in Gyeonggi province.

Twenty cases were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 7,545.

One more death was confirmed, leaving the death toll at 1,722. The total fatality rate stood at 1.69 percent.

A total of 380 more patients were discharged from quarantine after making full recovery, pulling up the combined number to 93,855. The total recovery rate was 92.24 percent.

The country tested more than 7.59 million people, among whom 7,415,234 tested negative for the virus and 78,605 are being checked.

Since the mass vaccination was launched on Feb. 26, the country has administered COVID-19 vaccines to a total of 793,858 people. Enditem

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