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South Korea's COVID third wave may be largest if not curbed, says official
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Joyce Lee | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
A couple wearing masks stand at a street amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Heo RanSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea grappled with a resurgence in COVID-19 cases on Saturday, as a senior official warned it could be the country’s largest wave of infections if the spread is not quickly contained. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency reported 386 new daily coronavirus cases as of midnight on Friday, bringing total infections to 30,403, with 503 deaths. New cases topped 300 for the fourth day in a row, after Tuesday saw the highest since August. The Seoul metropolitan region recorded 262 new cases on Friday, up from 218 cases on Thursday.
Persons: Ran, , Lim Sook, Lim, Chung Sye Organizations: REUTERS, Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency, Health Locations: Seoul, South Korea, Ran SEOUL, Korea
South Korea reports 205 coronavirus cases, above 200 for first time since Sept
  + stars: | 2020-11-14 | by ( Heekyong Yang | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea reported 205 new coronavirus cases as of Friday midnight, rising above 200 for the first time since September, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Saturday. Women pose for photographs in front of maple leaves on a late autumn day amid the COVID-19 pandemic at a park in Seoul, South Korea, November 13, 2020. More than 65% of the locally transmitted cases were from Seoul and Gyeonggi province, a densely populated region near the capital. South Korea began fining people who fail to wear masks in public on Friday, when it reported 191 new coronavirus cases, with daily infections continuing to creep higher. Confirmed daily cases have averaged 122.4 this week, jumpingfrom 88.7 last week and 75.3 in the fourth week of October, according to the KDCA.
Persons: Kim Hong, Moon Jae, Moon, , Lim Sook, Yonhap Organizations: Korea Disease Control, Prevention Agency, REUTERS, South Korea Locations: SEOUL, South Korea, Korea, Seoul, Gyeonggi, South, Korean
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