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S. Korea reports 2,486 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday as country's vaccination rate pass 50% mark Updated: 2021-10-01 22:28:03 KST

South Korea reported 2,4-hundred-86 new COVID-19 infections on Friday of which all but 35 were locally transmitted.
It's down 78 from 24 hours before but up 56 on last Friday's figure, which followed the end of the long Chuseok holiday indicating the post-holiday surge could yet worsen.
The capital region accounted for more than three-quarters of cases.
The number of infections per 100-thousand people in the Seoul area stands at 9.8 almost double the national average of five.1.
On a positive note however Friday marked a milestone for the vaccination campaign with 50.1 percent of the nation now fully vaccinated.
The country's goal at the moment is to have that number pass 70 by the end of October, and with the speed of the inoculation process at the moment, it's a target that seems to be achievable.
Reporter : tkim@arirang.com
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