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South Korea reports record 90,443 COVID cases, daily count doubles in a week

SEOUL: South Korea on Wednesday (Feb 16) reported a daily record of 90,443 new coronavirus instances, as numbers practically doubled inside a week amid the unfold of the extremely infectious Omicron variant.

The record count for Tuesday marked a drastic surge from 57,177 a day earlier than and introduced whole infections in the nation for the reason that pandemic started to 1,552,851. Deaths stay comparatively low, although, with 39 fatalities on Tuesday and a whole of seven,202 up to now, based on the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).

The nation of 52 million inhabitants has largely been a COVID-19 mitigation success story, thanks primarily to the widespread sporting of masks, social distancing and aggressive testing and tracing.

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