Fri 11-02-2022 18:51 PM
SEOUL, 11th February, 2022 (WAM) — South Korea’s daily COVID-19 infections stayed above 50,000 for the second day in a row Friday amid the fast spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant across the nation, Yonhap reported.
The country reported 53,926 new COVID-19 infections, including 53,797 local cases, raising the total to 1,239,287, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).
It marks the second day in a row that the daily tally exceeded the 50,000 level. A daily record high of 54,122 was reported Thursday.
The death toll from COVID-19 came to 7,012, up 49 from Thursday, KDCA said.
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