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S. Korea's new COVID-19 cases drop due to fewer tests

All News 09:45 July 04, 2022

SEOUL, July 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's new coronavirus cases fell below 10,000 on Monday due to to fewer tests over the weekend.

The country added 6,253 new COVID-19 infections, including 164 from overseas, bringing the total caseload to 18,395,864, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said.

Monday's tally declined from 10,059 the previous day but nearly doubled from 3,423 a week ago.

The daily count tends to fall on Mondays and Sundays due to fewer tests on the weekend before rising toward the end of the week.

The country added four COVID-19 deaths, raising the death toll to 24,574. The fatality rate stood at 0.13 percent.

The number of critically ill patients stood at 56, the KDCA said.

The KDCA has said the pace of decline has recently slowed down amid waning immunity and eased social distancing rules.

jwc@yna.co.kr
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