SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Sunday reported 57 extra circumstances of the coronavirus, marking a second day in a row that its each day leap is above 50 as authorities battle to suppress a spike in infections within the densely populated Seoul space.
The brand new circumstances took the nation’s complete to 11,776 with 273 deaths.
The Korea Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention says 10,552 of them have recovered whereas 951 others stay in remedy.
South Korea’s caseload peaked in late February and early March when it recorded a whole bunch of latest circumstances every day. However the outbreak has considerably eased amid aggressive tracing, testing and remedy, prompting authorities to loosen strict social distancing guidelines.
The brand new circumstances in latest weeks have been linked to nightclubs, an e-commerce warehouse, church gatherings and door-to-door sellers within the Seoul metropolitan space.
In different developments within the Asia-Pacific area:
— CHINA HAS FIRST LOCAL INFECTION IN WEEKS: China on Sunday reported its first non-imported case of the brand new coronavirus in two weeks, an contaminated individual on the island of Hainan off the southern coast. The Nationwide Well being Fee stated there have been additionally 5 imported circumstances within the earlier 24-hour interval, bringing the nation’s complete case depend to 83,036. China has largely stopped the unfold of the virus at dwelling, although it continues to have occasional localized outbreaks. It’s on guard towards imported circumstances because it begins to ease restrictions on flights and folks arriving from overseas. The official loss of life toll in China is 4,634.
— AUSTRALIA HOPES NO INFECTION FROM RALLIES: Australian Well being Minister Greg Hunt stated he hopes the Black Lives Matter rallies throughout the nation on Saturday that broke COVID-19 social distancing guidelines won’t result in a brand new wave of infections. Greater than 20,000 individuals marched in Sydney and crowds rallied in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and a few regional cities and cities regardless of public well being warnings. “We don’t know whether or not individuals shall be contaminated,” Hunt instructed Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio. “But when there may be somebody who’s infectious within the midst of a crowd like that, that may have a catastrophic affect.” Australia has had over 7,250 confirmed COVID-19 circumstances with 102 deaths.
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