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S. Korea reports 2,667 new COVID-19 cases on Wed.; fourth highest so far Updated: 2021-11-03 09:59:45 KST

South Korea is seeing a rise of infections following the Halloween weekend, as social distancing rules are gradually eased.
The country reported 2-thousand 667 new COVID-19 cases the fourth highest the nation has seen AND, a jump of 9 hundred 51 from the previous day.
Seoul ALONE reported nearly ONE thousand which is 4-hundred 22 more than Tuesday.

In an effort to remain alert and prevent potential large outbreaks EIGHT different government departments will implement 'special inspection teams' to crack down any activities that go against prevention measures. mostly at coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and nursing homes.

Meanwhile Korean health authorities raised concerns over cluster infections among school students with teenagers making up more than 24-percent of the total caseload.

"As college entrance exams will begin in two weeks and in-person classes will be available for all students we will put all our efforts into keeping schools safe. Particularly, we will have PCR tests ready for schools in the Greater Seoul area and provide preventative support for classes with full capacitiy."

Concerns were also raised amid a rise in infections for four consecutive weeks among people above the age of 60.
According to reports on Tuesday from October 24th to 30th 4-hundred 20 cases reported were people aged over 60.
That's an 18.3 percent increase from the previous week.

This is the first time that over 400 cases involving people in this age group were reported.
That being said, so-called booster shots additional vaccine doses should be administered as soon as possible as it appears that the effectiveness of vaccines for the elderly who were vaccinated early in the vaccination campaign has decreased a lot over time.
Choi Won-jong, Arirang News.
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