S. Korea reports 430 more COVID-19 cases, 100,276 in total

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SEOUL, March 25 (Xinhua) — South Korea reported 430 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Wednesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 100,276.

The daily caseload stayed above 400 for two straight days. The total cases topped 100,000 since the first case was found here in January last year.

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, 125 were Seoul residents and 147 were people residing in Gyeonggi province.

Eleven cases were imported, lifting the combined figure to 7,487.

Two more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 1,709. The total fatality rate stood at 1.70 percent.

A total of 508 more patients were discharged from quarantine after making full recovery, pulling up the combined number to 92,068. The total recovery rate was 91.82 percent.

The country tested more than 7.48 million people, among whom 7,298,600 tested negative for the virus and 86,983 are being checked.

Since the mass vaccination was launched on Feb. 26, the country has administered COVID-19 vaccines to a total of 733,124 people with 2,691 fully vaccinated. Enditem

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