Seoul, Jan 19 (UNI/Xinhua) South Korea reported 5,805 more Covid-19 cases raising the total number of infections to 705,902, as per the country’s health department.
Of the new cases recorded till Tuesday midnight, 1,125 were Seoul, while 2,116 in Gyeonggi province and 401 in Incheon.
The virus spread also raged in the non-metropolitan region. The number of new infections in the non-capital areas was 1,789, or 32.9 per cent of the total local transmission.
Among the new cases, 374 were imported from overseas, lifting the total to 22,304.
The number of infected people who were in a serious condition stood at 532, down 11 from the previous day.
Seventy-four more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 6,452. The fatality rate stood at 0.91 per cent.