(Xinhua) — South Korea recorded 84,571 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Tuesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 27,925,572, the health authorities said Wednesday.
The daily cases stayed above 80,000 for the second straight day amid rising worries about the resurgence in winter. The daily caseload was slightly down from 86,852 in the previous day, but it was higher than 74,697 tallied a week earlier, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).
For the past week, the daily average number of new cases was 63,160. Among the newly reported infections, 73 were imported cases, lifting the total to 72,311.
The latest number of infected people who were in critical condition stood at 463, up 3 from the previous day. Forty-six more deaths were confirmed from COVID-19, taking the death toll to 31,174.