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S. Korea reports 541 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday Updated: 2021-05-04 10:02:40 KST

South Korea on Tuesday reported 541 new coronavirus cases, hovering around the five-hundreds for the second straight day.
Of the new cases, 514 were locally transmitted and 27 were from overseas.
This now brings the country's total number of cases to over 124 thousand.
The country also added six more deaths, raising the death toll to 1,840.
Almost 3.5 million people have received their first shots of a COVID-19 vaccine since the country started its vaccination program in late February.
Just under two million people have been given the AstraZeneca vaccine, while 1.6 million have received Pfizer's.
To achieve herd immunity by November, the country aims to vaccinate 12 million people by the end of June.
There are still concerns over a potential rise in new cases, with several holidays this month, starting with Children's Day tomorrow, Parent's Day over the weekend, and Buddha's Birthday on the 19th.
Health officials are calling on the public to abide by virus prevention measures, especially urging them to avoid social and family gatherings.
Meanwhile, around 1-hundred-70 South Koreans have arrived at Incheon International Airport this morning from virus-hit India.
Another 2-hundred-11 nationals will return on Friday.
They are all required to take a PCR test before boarding, and must get another test on their arrival.
They must also self-isolate for two weeks and be tested at least three times before being released from quarantine.
Min Suk-hyen, Arirang News.
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