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S. Korea reports 99,327 new Covid-19 cases

S. Korea reports 99,327 new Covid-19 cases

South Korea reported 99,327 new Covid-19 cases as of midnight Monday compared to 24 hours ago, bringing the total number of infections to 19,346,764, the health authorities said on Tuesday (Jul 26).

The daily caseload was sharply up from 35,883 in the prior day, far higher than 73,558 tallied a week ago, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA). For the past week, the daily average number of confirmed cases was 69,337.

Among the newly reported infections, 353 were imported cases, lifting the total to 42,196. The latest number of infected people who were in a serious condition stood at 168, up by 24 from the previous day.

Seventeen more deaths were confirmed from the pandemic in the country, raising the Covid-19 related death toll to 24,907. The total fatality rate stands currently at 0.13 percent.

New Zealand reports 9,256 new Covid-19 community cases

New Zealand recorded 9,256 new community cases of Covid-19, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.

There are now a total of 1,396 deaths confirmed as attributable to Covid-19, either as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing factor, it said.

A total of 430 Covid-19 cases have recently traveled overseas, it added. Currently, 822 Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospitals, including 24 in intensive care units or high dependency units.

New Zealand has reported 1,568,469 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the pandemic hit the country in early 2020. New Zealand is currently under the orange settings of the Covid-19 Protection Framework, where there is no limit for gatherings.