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South Korea reports new daily record amid Delta-driven surge

/ 11:45 AM July 21, 2021
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A man walks on a nearly empty street amid tightened social distancing rules due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, July 12, 2021. REUTERS FILE PHOTO

SEOUL — South Korea reported a daily record of 1,784 coronavirus cases for Tuesday, breaking a mark set last week, as the country grapples with a surge in Delta-driven outbreaks, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Wednesday.

Genetic analysis of 2,381 infections last week found nearly 40% were the Delta variant, KDCA data showed. More than half the total 1,741 Delta variant cases since December were diagnosed last week.

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Despite the record number of cases, South Korea has seen no significant increase in hospitalisations or deaths, with a mortality rate of 1.13% and the number of severe cases at 214 as of Tuesday.

Of the country’s 52 million people 32% have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while the government aims to vaccinate 70% by September.

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So far, South Korea has recorded 182,265 cases and 2,060 deaths.

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