Cluster infections have been on the rise at educational facilities for young children in Seoul, according to the city government.
As many as 270 children tested positive for COVID-19 last week linked to outbreaks at daycare centers, kindergartens and other related facilities.
The figure marked a threefold increase from 90 such infections during the preceding week, the government noted.
Seoul also reported 152 coronavirus patients related to multi-use facilities, 142 patients related to hospitals and nursing facilities, 78 patients related to companies and 34 patients related to religious facilities last week.
Seoul city said its infection reproduction index has remained below 1 since December 19 and the average daily number of confirmed COVID cases was around 2,258 last week, down from 2,684 in the preceding week.
But the weekly number of COVID-19 deaths in the capital increased from 163 to 178 in the same period.
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