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The daily number of new coronavirus cases has again surpassed 40 amid a surge in infections from churches and door-to-door businesses in the capital region and a new cluster at a temple in Gwangju.
The country also saw another rise in imported infections Tuesday.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 43 additional cases from Monday, raising the total caseload to 12,800.
Twenty-three of the latest cases were locally transmitted -- 13 in the capital region, five in Daejeon, three in Gwangju and one each in Gangwon and North Chungcheong provinces.
There were 20 cases imported from abroad, 13 of which were detected at border checkpoints.
The death toll remained unchanged at 282.
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