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South Korea sets COVID one-day case record on Christmas

South Korea sets COVID one-day case record on Christmas
The numbers are still low by international standards.

South Korea, once an international model for handling the coronavirus pandemic, is struggling to contain a third wave of the virus in the country.On an international scale, South Korea’s numbers are still quite low.Masked pedestrians walk through the Myeongdong shopping district in Seoul on Wednesday as South Korea banned gatherings of more than four people in the capital and surrounding areas amid a surge in COVID cases.(JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty Images) Still, the top 10 days for new infections in South Korea have all come since Dec.

7 million people to die from COVID-19 worldwide, 793 have been in South Korea.The nation reported more than 1,200 new COVID cases on Christmas Day, setting a Korean record for most cases in a day.

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