Republic of Korea: New coronavirus cases above 1,600

Saturday 1442/12/14 - 2021/07/24
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SEOUL, July 24, 2021, SPA -- The Republic of Korea's daily new coronavirus cases remained above 1,600 Saturday, Yonhap reported.
The country added 1,629 COVID-19 cases, including 1,573 local infections, raising the total caseload to 187,362, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).
The latest tally was down from 1,630 on Friday and a record high of 1,842 on Thursday, when 270 infected members of the 301-strong Cheonghae Unit on an anti-piracy mission off Africa were counted.
The country added two more COVID-19 deaths, raising the death toll to 2,068.
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16:19 LOCAL TIME 13:19 GMT
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