Korea Travel Forum - Ask Anything about South Korea

Korea Travel Forum

Plan the perfect trip to South Korea; share your story, KPOP things, ask a question, earn your points

HaB Korea Forum

Plan the perfect trip to South Korea; share your story, KPOP things, ask a question, earn your points

South Korea sees almost 3,000 COVID-19 cases in 11 days

South Korea reported two-hundred-66 new COVID-19 cases on Monday. Eleventh straight day of triple digit increase.

During that period, nearly three thousand in total. Choi Jeong-yoon has our top story. South Korea continues to see a surge in COVID-19 infections,... on Monday reporting 266 new cases. Though it's a decrease from the three-hundred or more seen on each of the last three days,... the daily increase has been in the triple digits for eleven days in a row. During that period, the total number of cases has reached almost 3-thousand.

"The infections right now are centered on the area near Seoul, but they're spreading nationwide through churches, gatherings, door-to-door sales as well as restaurants, cafes and workplaces." Out of 258 local transmissions on Monday, more than two-hundred were in or near the capital. Seoul on Monday saw 97 cases,... the most of any region. Next highest was Gyeonggi-do Province with 84, while the city of Incheon reported twenty cases.

Among the cases in Seoul, about 37 percent had no clear origin. That compares to about 22 percent in the past week... and at some points prior to the surge, almost none. As for when it ends, the investment bank JP Morgan is predicting that this new wave will lead to around 7-thousand new cases,... reaching a peak at the end of this month before subsiding by early November. By the end of the year, that would be a total of around 25-thousand.

A former director of KCDC says that's a realistic scenario. "Seven thousand more cases by the end of the year is plausible. After autumn, there could be a sharp rise in the number of people with respiratory infections like cold and flu. That will make quarantine harder because they'll be mixed up with COVID-19 patients." The report said the resurgence of cases is largely due to the easing of social distancing this summer as well as the mass resumption of economic activity. Choi Jeong-yoon, Arirang News.
Helena Helena (56 Point) · 2020-08-25 11:33 · Views 10915
Total 0

    Tour and Activity Search

    Find your perfect tour or activity

    Tour and Activity Search

    Find your perfect tour or activity

    Popular Tour Packages

    Discover the best Korea tours and activities

    Magazine HaB Korea

    Korea tour guide and reveiw

    BTS member V visits Paris with Park Bo-gum and Lisa

    BTS member V visits Paris with Park Bo-gum and Lisa BTS member V has visited Paris in an apparent move to start his individual activities after the K-pop boyband announced...
    Read More

    BTS dismisses rumors about team disbandment

    BTS dismisses rumors about team disbandment K-pop supergroup BTS flatly rejected rumors Thursday that the band was taking steps to disband following its recent announcement of a pause in group...
    Read More

    Dream Concert 2022 information and ticket

    Dream Concert 2022 Dream Concert, featuring popular K-pop artists, will be held at Jamsil Olympic Main Stadium. In its 28th year, the largest K-pop concert in Korea will be held...
    Read More

    K-pop giant releases anthology album with 3 new songs

    K-pop giant releases anthology album with 3 new songs The seven-piece act dropped its new anthology album, “Proof,” Friday, in celebration of the ninth anniversary of its debut. The music...
    Read More

    BTS joins White House press briefing

    BTS joins White House press briefing Korean supergroup BTS highlighted the need to respect one another as they made their first visit to the White House on Tuesday for a...
    Read More

    Son finishes season as 1st Asian to lead Premiership in scoring

    Son finishes season as 1st Asian to lead Premiership in scoring Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur is the first Asian to lead the English Premier League (EPL) in scoring. In...
    Read More

    BTS wins three Billboard Music Awards 2022

    BTS wins three Billboard Music Awards 2022, marking 6th year to win an award Korean boy group BTS has won three prizes at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs), one...
    Read More

    BTS exemptions from military duty?

    BTS exemptions from military duty? The culture minister proposed Wednesday that globally recognized male pop culture artists, like BTS, be allowed to substitute their mandatory military service for other alternative...
    Read More
    Coronavirus Wuhan

    The outdoor mask mandate will be lifted from May 2

    The outdoor mask mandate will be lifted from May 2 The South Korean government announced the outdoor mask mandate will be lifted from May 2. The rule, however, will remain...
    Read More
    1 2 3 250