People line up for testing at a COVID-19 screening clinic at the National Medical Center in Seoul on Sept. 28, 2020.
South Korea reported 50 new coronavirus cases Monday, marking the smallest increase in nearly two months, as the country bolsters its anti-virus curbs ahead of the major fall harvest holiday.
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency country confirmed 40 local and 10 imported infections from the previous day, raising the total caseload to 23,661.
The daily tally is the lowest since August 11, when 34 cases were reported, just a few days before new infections surged to the triple digits on the back of cluster outbreaks tied to a church in Seoul and an anti-government rally.
The KDCA said sporadic clusters continued to be reported at workplaces, nursing homes, churches and day care centers, especially in the greater Seoul area.
Five additional virus-related fatalities were also recorded, bringing the death toll to 406.
The total number of people released from quarantine after making full recoveries stood at 21,292, up 44 from Sunday.
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