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New COVID-19 Cases Jump to Nearly 150,000

Written: 2022-08-09 09:41:57Updated: 2022-08-09 14:41:17

New COVID-19 Cases Jump to Nearly 150,000

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Daily COVID-19 cases jumped to nearly 150-thousand amid an ongoing virus resurgence.

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said Tuesday that 149-thousand-897 infections were confirmed throughout the previous day, including 588 from overseas.

The country's cumulative caseload came to about 20 million-694-thousand.

The daily tally soared by some 95-thousand from a day ago. The figure posted in the 140-thousands for the first time in about four months.

The tally increased one-point-34 times from a week ago and one-point-51 times from two weeks ago, representing a slight rise in the on-week increase. 

The number of imported cases jumped by 106 from a day ago to 588.

The number of critically ill patients also rose by 40 from a day ago to 364, the largest in about three months since May 11.

Forty deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 25-thousand-332. The fatality rate remains at zero-point-12 percent.

The occupancy rate of hospital beds for seriously ill COVID-19 patients nationwide came to 38-point-five percent, down one-point-eight percentage points from a day earlier.

About 595-thousand people are recovering from COVID-19 at home.

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