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S. Korea expects to see daily COVID-19 caseload around 1,400 as 1,306 are confirmed by 9 PM Sunday Updated: 2021-08-23 05:58:10 KST

We now turn to the COVID-19 situation here in South Korea.
The daily caseload is expected to dip Monday, but to explain the full picture and the updated rules for social distancing starting today
We have our Kim Do-yeon at the News Center standing by for us.
Do-yeon, let's start with the numbers.


Mok-yeon, South Korea's number of newly reported COVID-19 cases are forecast to be around 14-hundred on Monday a drop from the previous day.
The country confirmed around 13-hundred new cases from midnight to 9 PM Sunday, and by the end of the day around a hundred more are usually confirmed.
The number is relatively low, especially compared to the number from 24 hours before or last week's Sunday 9 PM.
However the average daily caseload for the past week stood at 1,7-hundred-51 only around 30 less than the average of the prior week, indicating no sign that the current situation is easing.
Reporter : tkim@arirang.com
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