S. Korea's domestic COVID-19 cases fall to the lowest in 44 days
South Korea today (26) reported 49 new domestic coronavirus cases, the smallest number of locally transmitted cases in 44 days, in a sign that tighter social distancing rules are paying off.
South Korea's health officials reiterated calls on people to refrain from visiting their hometowns and meeting with relatives during the Chuseok holiday, worrying that the holiday, which runs from 3 September to 2 October, may lead to another spike.
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency reported 61 new coronavirus cases as of midnight yesterday (25), including 49 local cases, mostly in Seoul and nearby Gyeonggi Porvince.
This brings South Korea's total to 23,516, while deaths increased by 4 to 399.