SEOUL, June 23 (Xinhua) — South Korea reported 46 more cases of the COVID-19 compared to 24 hours ago as of 0:00 a.m. Tuesday local time, raising the total number of infections to 12,484.
The daily caseload rebounded due to a sharp hike in imported cases after falling below 20 in the previous day. Of the new cases, 30 were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 1,471.
Small cluster infections were still found linked to religious gatherings, indoor sports facilities, health product retailer and distribution centers.
One more death was confirmed, leaving the death toll at 281. The total fatality rate stood at 2.25 percent.
A total of 27 more patients were discharged from quarantine after making full recovery, pulling up the combined number to 10,908. The total recovery rate was 87.4 percent.
Since Jan. 3, the country has tested more than 1.19 million people, among whom 1,161,250 tested negative and 22,278 are being checked. Enditem