26 May 2022, 12:22

S. Korea reports 18,816 new COVID-19 cases

SEOUL, May 26, 2022 (BSS/Xinhua) - South Korea reported 18,816 new COVID-19 
cases as of midnight Wednesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total 
number of infections to 18,036,720, the health authorities said Thursday. 

The daily caseload was down from 23,956 in the previous day, and lower than 
28,124 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, 34 were imported from 
overseas, lifting the total to 32,619. 

The number of infected people who were in a serious condition stood at 243, 
up six from the previous day. A total of 34 more deaths were confirmed, 
leaving the death toll at 24,063. The total fatality rate was 0.13 percent. 

The number of people who received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines was 86.9 
percent of the total population, and the figure for those getting booster 
jabs was 64.8 percent.


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