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S.Korea reports record daily COVID-19 cases; planning how to live with COVID-19

SEOUL (Reuters) -South Korea has set a record for daily COVID-19 cases at 2,434, breaking the previous record set last month https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/south-koreas-daily-covid-19-cases-hit-record-surpassing-2200-health-minister-2021-08-10, as the country grapples with a wave of infections that began in early July, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Friday. The mortality rate and severe cases remain relatively low and steady at 0.82% and 309, respectively, helped largely by vaccinations that prioritised older people at high risk of severe COVID-19, KDCA said when reporting figures for Thursday. Figures for Friday will exceed Thursday’s to set a new record for daily COVID-19 cases, as there were already 2,924 cases confirmed as of 9 p.m. Friday, Yonhap news agency reported.

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