SKorea reports 362,338 new Covid cases

Seoul, March 15 ( /Xinhua) South Korea reported 362,338 new Covid-19 cases, raising the total number of infections to 7,228,550, the health authorities said on Tuesday. The daily caseload was sharply up from 309,784 in the previous day, hovering above 300,000 for four straight days, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency. Of the new cases reported till Monday midnight, 66,067 were Seoul residents, while 102,983 and 20,444 people were from Gyeonggi and Incheon city respectively. The number of new infections in the non-capital areas was 172,789, or 47.7 per cent of the total local transmission. Among the new cases, 55 were imported from overseas, lifting the total to 30,358. The number of infected people who were in a serious condition stood at 1,196. Total 293 more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 10,888. The total fatality rate was 0.15 per cent. /XINHUA PRT

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