South Korea has hit a new high of more than 400,000 COVID-19 cases for the first time

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China News network on March 16The number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Korea has reached 400,741, surpassing 400,000 for the first time, south Korean media reported Monday.The number of confirmed cases in South Korea has exceeded 300,000 for four consecutive days.People line up for nucleic acid tests at a testing point in front of Seoul City Hall in Seoul, South Korea, Jan. 26, 2018.According to the Central Epidemic Prevention Headquarters of South Korea, as of 0:00 on The same day, 400,741 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in South Korea compared to 0:00 on the previous day, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 7,629,275.In addition, 164 new deaths were reported, down sharply from the previous day, resulting in 11,052 deaths and an average fatality rate of 0.14 percent.The number of severe cases reached 1,244, up 48 from the previous day and exceeding 1,000 for nine consecutive days, setting a new record.The government had forecast that the outbreak, caused by the Omikron strain, would peak this week with an average of 295,000 to 372,000 daily confirmed cases and around 2,000 severe cases.(Chinanews.com)