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Newsnodes
15 Oct 2021, 08:39
After 1 year and 10 months of consistently reporting on 'cases (persons) tested', South Korea has now switched to reporting on 'tests performed'. This is the reason that the number of total tests has increased by 10% since October 20.

Newsnodes
7 Sep 2020, 10:18
South Korea seems to have turned the tide with today the moving average in new cases on the lowest point in two weeks!

Newsnodes
16 Aug 2020, 09:41
South Korea today reports the highest 7-day average positivity rate (1.4%) since 13 March (1.5% back then).

Newsnodes
3 Jun 2020, 10:29
South Korea today tested 18058 cases (=persons), which is the 2nd highest number so far. The last time the number of tests was this high, was three months ago, on 5 March.

Newsnodes
19 Apr 2020, 18:05
Test data and test chart has been added for South Korea. Note, the test data is only 'people tested' marked as 'suspected cases'. South Korea has tested even more people as part of their general testing program.

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 LATEST NEWSNODES DATA



    CONFIRMED CASES
712,503
in total
( +4782)
daily average*


    REPORTED DEATHS
6,480
in total
( +39)
daily average*


    PERSONS TESTED
20,709,169
in total
( +54267)
daily average*
test data provided by: Newsnodes, Newsnodes-bot

Latest update: 20 January, 1:43 CET
*) The daily average increase is the average number of new cases/deaths/tests reported in the last 7 days.


 COVID VARIANTS

The Delta (B.1.617.2)-variant* (96%) was the dominant COVID-19 strain in South Korea over the last 4 weeks.
The chart below shows how often a coronavirus variant was detected among sequenced cases over time. The data is meant to give a indication of general trends.



Source: GISAID

For more information about COVID-variants, visit our COVID variant monitor.


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 SOUTH KOREA DATA

Daily reporting time:
~02:45hrs CET

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 NEW CONFIRMED CASES PER DAY (SOUTH KOREA)

Data range:  26 Dec '21  -  19 Jan '2219 Jan '20  -  19 Jan '22 © newsnodes.com    

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 NEW DEATHS PER DAY (SOUTH KOREA)

Data range:  26 Dec '21  -  19 Jan '2219 Jan '20  -  19 Jan '22 © newsnodes.com    

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 PERSONS TESTED PER DAY (SOUTH KOREA)

Data range:  23 Dec '21  -  19 Jan '2225 Feb '20  -  19 Jan '22 © newsnodes.com    
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 TABLE: COVID-19 DATA FOR SOUTH KOREA


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