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S. Korea reports 1,487 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday; highest figure for a weekend Updated: 2021-07-25 09:13:23 KST

South Korea today reported 1,487 new cases of COVID-19, the highest number yet on a weekend.
It should be noted also that fewer tests are done on weekends.
Of the total, the greater Seoul area accounted for 8-hundred-76 cases, and that's the first time in five days it's been below 900.
Outside the capital area, new cases have surged to 5-hundred-46, which accounts for more than 38 percent of cases nationwide.
That is the highest ratio in this wave of the pandemic.
The capital region will remain under the strictest distancing measures until at least August 8th, and new measures for the rest of the country are due to be announced today.
As for vaccines, around one-third of the population have received at least one dose.
The campaign will be speeding up now on Monday, vaccinations will start for people in the general public in their 50s.
First will be people aged 55 to 59, who'll get either Pfizer or Moderna.
That group will go until August 14th and then it'll be people aged 50 to 54.
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