An additional 248 cases of Covid-19 and one virus-related death were identified in South Korea on Sunday, according to the country’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Since the pandemic began, 19,947 cases have been recorded and 324 people have died in the country. Some 14,973 have recovered so far, while 4,650 are in active quarantine and 79 are in critical condition.

Rising cases: Experts have credited South Korea with employing one of the world’s most efficient and successful anti-epidemic strategies.

However, infections have been on the rise in recent weeks. Many of the cases have been transmitted locally — all but 10 of those identified on Sunday were classified as such — in South Korea’s bustling capital, Seoul. South Korean President Moon Jae-in warned last week that the current wave constitutes a more “severe emergency” than earlier outbreaks.

Source : CNN


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