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S. Korea reports 2,049 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday Updated: 2021-09-09 21:18:06 KST

South Korea reported 2,and-49 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday of which all but 31 were locally transmitted.
For the case number to go over the 2-thousand mark for two days in a row is not a common occurrence meaning the spread isn't slowing down at the moment.
In addition, while the total number of cases was down by just one local transmissions were actually higher today.
On the week-to-week it's an increase of 88, indicating there are no signs of the spread slowing down.
In addition, the capital region is still battling the spread.
Currently, the capital region accounts for more than 70 percent of all cases on Thursday.
This is after months of the highest social distancing level being imposed in the region.
Plus, during the Chuseok Holiday measures will be eased and massive movement is expected from the capital region to the rest of the country, so authorities are very concerned.
One piece of good news, however, is the continued arrival of additional vaccine supplies as the inoculation campaign picks up speed.
Just today, close to 900-thousand doses of the Moderna vaccine will arrive in the afternoon.
Reporter : tkim@arirang.com
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