S.Korea reports 537 more COVID-19 cases, 69,651 in total

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SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- South Korea reported 537 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Tuesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 69,651.

The daily caseload stayed below 1,000 for eight straight days, but it hovered above 100 for 65 days since Nov. 8 owing to small cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province as well as imported cases.

The daily average number of confirmed cases for the past week was 668.

Of the new cases, 163 were Seoul residents and 163 were people residing in Gyeonggi province.

Twenty-nine were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 5,788.

Twenty-five more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 1,165. The total fatality rate stood at 1.67 percent.

A total of 1,017 more patients were discharged from quarantine after making full recovery, pulling up the combined number to 53,569. The total recovery rate was 76.91 percent.

The country tested more than 4.81 million people, among whom 4,557,664 tested negative for the virus and 186,770 are being checked. Enditem

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