SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean authorities urged vigilance on Saturday as small coronavirus clusters emerged in a third wave, centred in the Seoul area, with infections near nine-month highs.
FILE PHOTO: Women wearing face masks walk past a banner promoting a social distancing campaign displayed on the wall of Seoul City Hall in Seoul, South Korea, November 27, 2020.
This wave of infections is different from the first two, which were driven by large-scale transmission, said KDCA official Lim Sook-young.
The number of people seriously or severely ill with COVID-19 rose by five to 121, using more of the nation’s swindling sickbeds, KDCA reported.
South Korea has reported 36,915 coronavirus infections and 540 deaths, the KDCA said.
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Seoul City Hall, REUTERS, Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency
SEOUL, Seoul, South Korea, Korea