S.Korea reports 26,714 new COVID-19 cases

SEOUL, May 6– South Korea reported 26,714 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Thursday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 17,464,782, the health authorities said Friday. The daily caseload was down from 42,296 in the previous day and lower than 50,556 tallied a week earlier, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention…

SEOUL, May 6 (Xinhua) — South Korea reported 26,714 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Thursday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 17,464,782, the health authorities said Friday.

The daily caseload was down from 42,296 in the previous day and lower than 50,556 tallied a week earlier, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).

The health authorities believed that the daily caseload has been on the decline following the Omicron variant-driven resurgence, which may have peaked in the middle of March.

Among the new cases, 28 were imported from overseas, lifting the total to 32,118.

The number of infected people who were in a serious condition stood at 423, down 18 from the previous day.

A total of 48 more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 23,206. The total fatality rate was 0.13 percent.

The number of people who received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines was 44,551,879, or 86.8 percent of the total population, and the figure for those getting booster jabs was 33,157,343 people, or 64.6 percent of the population. Enditem

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