Seoul, May 1: As per statistics released by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) on Friday South Korea recorded just nine new cases of the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours making it the third consecutive day when new cases were confined to single digits.
Yonhap quoted the KCDC saying that the addition of these nine cases takes the total number of cases in the far eastern nation to 10,774 since the start of the epidemic, while 9,072 people have made a recovery by now which means that the nation today has 1702 active cases. Another encouraging news for the nation is that domestic infections have become negligible as most of the new cases are imported.
Of the nine new cases reported in the past 24 hours, eight are believed to come from individuals who returned from overseas said the KCDC. The southeastern city of Daegu, which for long remained the nation's epicentre reported no new cases for the second consecutive day. As the nation witnessed a fall in number cases registered it eased restrictions in social distancing guidelines in mid-April and is expected to relax more restrictions in the coming week. (UNI)