COVID Infections Soar Above 600 a Day

  • By Bae Jun-yong

    April 07, 2021 10:58

    Students wait to get tested for coronavirus at a high school in Daegu on Tuesday. /Newsis

    Korea recorded 668 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday morning, giving rise to fears that the country is on the brink of a new surge.

    The daily tally fell below 500 on Monday because fewer people are tested over the weekend but then soared to 622 by 10 p.m. Tuesday.

    "A spate of group infections reported outside of the capital appear to be leading a new surge," a government spokesman said.

    A church in Daegu reported 30 infections, while 164 more cases related to the church were reported around the country. Also, 17 more cases were traced to a karaoke bar in Busan, raising the total there to 290, and 23 to a government call center in Ulsan.

    Since January, 3,462 cases have been traced to workplaces including factories and stores.

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