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South Korea reported 114 new cases of the coronavirus Friday, on the back of continued rises in sporadic cluster infections, heightening public health concerns ahead of the major Chuseok holiday.
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) confirmed 95 local infections from the previous day and 19 imported from abroad, raising the total caseload to 23,455.
The agency is keeping close watch over clusters of cases that have emerged from Yonsei Severance Hospital in Seoul, which came to at least 58 as Thursday, as well as dozens of infections tied to a psychiatric hospital in Goyang, among others.
Although tougher anti-virus curbs nationwide have helped slow down the latest resurgence of COVID-19, health authorities are still struggling to meet their target of bringing down the daily tally to under 100.
Two additional virus-related fatalities were also reported, pushing the death toll up to 395.
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