Seoul, June 7 : South Korea registered 57 more cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours, this is the second consecutive day when the number of new cases were over 50, as per statistics released by Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) on Sunday.
The rise in cases raise concerns about the new cluster infections in the greater Seoul area ahead of the planned reopening of schools. The 57 new infections have taken the country's total tally to 11,776. Out of the 57 new cases, four were from abroad while 53 were locally transmitted. Yonhap news agency attributed the recent spike in cases to the growth in new clusters at Seoul's table tennis clubs and health product retailer Richway's door-to-door sales, at the same time group infections from nightclubs, religious gatherings and distribution centres continue to pose problems.
The Richway cluster is particularly problematic as the majority of the cases are elderly patients. South Korea's death toll currently stands at 273, while 10,552 people have till now recovered from the disease. (UNI)