South Korea reports fewest new coronavirus cases since February 29 peak

South Korea reported on Monday its lowest number of new coronavirus cases and the extended downward trend in daily infections since the peak on February 29 has boosted hopes that one of Asia’s largest outbreaks outside China may be abating. 

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said there were 64 new cases on Monday, taking the national tally to nearly 9,000. The death toll rose by one to 110.

The new numbers marked the 12th day in a row the country has posted new infections of around 100 or less, compared with the peak of more than 900 cases recorded on February 29.

But officials urged even greater vigilance as imported cases and new, small outbreaks continued to emerge, such as in nursing homes, churches and crowded workplaces.

Source: VOV5

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