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South Korea cases still on the way down

South Korea, whose aggressive testing approach to isolate affected areas has kept a lid on its number of new cases, reported only 74 fresh coronavirus infections on Monday.

That takes the country’s total to to 8,236, with 75 deaths.

New infections have been on a declining trajectory, with the latest figures well below a February 29 peak of 909, and slightly down from 76 on Sunday, but media said South Korea uncovered the second largest cluster in the area near its capital.

As many as 303 more patients have been released after a full recovery, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, for a total of 1,137 who have gone home.

“For three straight days we have seen more numbers of discharged than newly confirmed, but we should not forget the lessons we’ve learned,” Vice Health Minister Kim Gang-lip told a briefing.

Officials warned that “sporadic outbreaks” continued in the hardest-hit areas, such as the southeastern city of Daegu.

The new outbreaks were from unknown sources in other cities,


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