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S. Korea reports 109 more COVID-19 cases, 22,285 in total

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) — South Korea reported 109 more daily cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Sunday, raising the total number of infections to 22,285.

The daily caseload stayed below 200 for 12 straight days, but continued to grow in triple digits since Aug. 14.

It was attributed to cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province linked to church services and a massive rally held in central Seoul on Aug. 15.

Of the new cases, 41 were Seoul residents and 30 were people residing in Gyeonggi province.

Eleven were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 3,014.

Five more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 363, and the total fatality rate stood at 1.63 percent.

A total of 263 more patients were discharged from quarantine after making full recovery, pulling up the combined number to 18,489. The total recovery rate was 82.97 percent.

Since Jan. 3, the country has tested more than 2.15 million people, among whom 2,101,241 tested negative for the virus and 27,476 are being checked. Enditem

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