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10:40 h

South Korea exceeds 1,000 daily cases of coronavirus for the first time

South Korea registered this Sunday the second consecutive record in the number of daily infected with COVID-19 and exceeded a thousand cases for the first time, according to official sources. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) reported that in the last 1,030 more people were infected, for a total of 42,766 infected. The previous record, this Saturday, was 950 cases.

The KDCA noted that in the last few hours there were two more people who died from the new coronavirus, which puts the death toll at 580. The authorities have been anticipating in recent hours the possibility of applying new social restrictions to stop the expansion of the COVID-19, which would be added to that already in force in areas such as Seoul and its surroundings.

Informs EFE.

10:36 h

Germany adds 20,200 new infections and 321 deaths with COVID-19

Germany registered 20,200 new infections with COVID-19 and 321 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to figures from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), a leading epidemiological center. The figures represent a clear decrease with respect to Friday's highs, but on weekends they are usually always lower because fewer tests are carried out and not all local offices report their data to the central. Compared to the previous Sunday, almost 2,500 more cases have been counted.

The record in both categories occurred this Friday, with 29,875 new cases and 598 fatalities. This Saturday slightly lower figures were reported: 28,438 new cases of covid and 496 deaths

In the last seven days, 140,383 cases have been recorded in Germany -the most populous country in the EU with 83.2 million inhabitants-, with which the cumulative incidence in that period for the country as a whole is 169.1 cases per every 100,000 inhabitants.

In total, Germany has registered 1,320,716 coronavirus infections (more than 1.5% of the population), of which 21,787 have died. The RKI estimates that the number of recovered already rises to 967,900 people, while some 330,000 are currently infected by Sars-CoV2.

Informs EFE.


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