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South Korea reported 103 more COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, including 96 domestic infections, many of which have been traced to senior care facilities, hospitals and a recent increase in group infections from family and social gatherings.
It marked a rise from 88 confirmed Tuesday, but a slight decrease from 119 added Monday.
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said seven new imported cases were also recorded in the last 24 hours and one additional death.
This raises the overall caseload to 26,146 and the death toll to 461.
Since the start of the outbreak in the country, 24,073 people have been released from quarantine after making full recoveries from the coronavirus.
Health authorities say the country is facing another critical juncture as new cases could surge due to an increase in domestic travel ahead of the winter season.
They are also on alert over potential Halloween-related upticks, especially in the greater Seoul area.
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