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S. Korea reports 396 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday Updated: 2021-02-25 13:29:58 KST

South Korea reported 396 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, down 44 from the previous day.
Of the daily new cases, 369 were locally transmitted and 27 were from overseas.
This now brings the country's total caseload to over 88,5-hundred.
Most of the recent infections are from the greater Seoul area with Gyeonggi-do Province reporting the most at 132, followed by the capital with 114, and 22 in Incheon.
Outside of the Seoul capital area, other regions reported fewer than 20 cases each.

While the virus cases appear to be slowing down, health authorities remain vigilant over another possible wave of infections, following the nation's eased virus measures.
The greater Seoul area is under Level 2 social distancing measures, and the remaining regions are under Level 1.5 measures.
The current measures will be in place until Sunday, but on Friday, health authorities will announce a new set of guidelines.
Attention is focused on whether the government will extend its ban on gatherings of five or more people.

Meanwhile, the country's first COVID-19 vaccines are being delivered to health centers and nursing facilities across the nation.
While deliveries are being made as scheduled, a batch of AstraZeneca's vaccines are in question after a delivery truck was unable to keep the jabs under optimal conditions.
The temperature of the container was reportedly at 1.5 degrees Celsius slightly lower than the recommended temperature of 2 to 8 degrees Celsius.
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said that the delivery truck returned to the distribution center in Icheon, Gyeonggi-do Province and a new batch of vaccines, carried by another vehicle, was safely transported to Jeju Island.
The KDCA has yet to decide whether to discard the returned vaccines.
Min Suk-hyen, Arirang News.
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