S. Korea reports 565 more COVID-19 cases, 147,422 in total
The daily caseload was slightly up from 556 in the previous day, staying below 600 for two days. The daily average caseload for the past week was 547.
The daily number of infections hovered in triple figures since Nov. 8 last year due to small cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province as well as imported cases.
Of the new cases, 205 were Seoul residents and 170 were people residing in Gyeonggi province.
Forty cases were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 9,292.
One more death was confirmed, leaving the death toll at 1,982. The total fatality rate stood at 1.34 percent.
A total of 813 more patients were discharged from quarantine after making full recovery, pulling up the combined number to 138,037. The total recovery rate was 93.63 percent.