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S. Korea reports 3 more COVID-19 cases, total now at 10,804

All News 10:36 May 05, 2020

SEOUL, May 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea reported three more cases of the new coronavirus Tuesday, again marking an apparent slowdown in the spread of the disease.

The country now has reported fewer than 10 new infection cases per day for six consecutive days.

The three new cases, identified Monday, also came from overseas.

A drive-thru market selling agricultural products opens in Gwacheon, south of Seoul, on April 29, 2020, in an effort to avoid coronavirus infections. (Yonhap)

No additional cases have been confirmed locally since Sunday, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

So far, 9,283 patients here have been released after making full recoveries, up 66 from a day earlier.

The country's death toll came to 254, up two from Monday, according to the KCDC.

The country has so far tested 640,237 people for COVID-19. Over 96 percent, or 620,575 of them, have tested negative.

bdk@yna.co.kr
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