S.Korea reports 62,078 new COVID-19 cases

August 15


South Korea recorded 62,078 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Sunday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 21,418,036, the health authorities said Monday.


The daily caseload was down from 119,603 in the previous day due to fewer virus tests on the weekend, but it was higher than 55,262 tallied a week earlier, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).


For the past week, the daily average number of confirmed cases was 124,829.


Among the newly reported infections, 396 were imported cases, lifting the total to 51,895.


Fifty more deaths were confirmed from the pandemic, taking the death toll to 25,673. The total fatality rate was 0.12 percent.