S. Korea reports 404 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday; 17 additional fatalities
Updated: 2021-01-20 13:42:11 KST
It has been exactly a year since the country reported its first case of COVID-19.
Today, there were 404 new cases: of those, 373 local and 31 imported.
More than 70 percent of the local infections were in the capital region at nursing facilities, saunas and churches.
It's a slightly higher number than yesterday, but it seems the virus's third wave continues to subside.
The authorities are watching closely for any cases of the new COVID-19 variants.
Right now, there are more than 300 patients who are severely ill and with 17 additional fatalities, the death toll is at 13-hundred.