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S. Korea reports 1,961 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday Updated: 2021-09-02 09:53:41 KST

Turning to the COVID-19 situation in South Korea
The daily caseload has consistently hovered around the 2-thousand mark at least for the mid-week tallies for a while now.
Despite the highest social distancing rules being in place for the past eight weeks and even tighter ones for the last week and a half the virus isn't giving any ground.
For more, we have our Kim Do-yeon at the News Center.
Do-yeon, give us the latest.


Mark, South Korea reported 1,9-hundred-61 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday of which all but 34 were locally transmitted.
As you mentioned, mid-week tallies are usually higher than other days of the week and have been hovering around 2-thousand for the past few weeks.
Thursday's number is up 79 cases from the same day last week, showing a slight increase.
And with such consistent high numbers of daily cases also came a rise in the number of deaths.
There were 11 additional deaths reported and currently 371 are in a critical condition.
This is South Korea's 58th consecutive day to report a four digit caseload.
Reporter : tkim@arirang.com
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