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New COVID-19 cases down for 4th day; critical cases at over 3-month high

Aug 14, 2022

Seoul [South Korea], August 14: South Korea's new COVID-19 cases dropped for the fourth straight day Sunday, but the number of seriously ill patients hit an over three-month high amid the fast spread of a highly contagious omicron subvariant.The country added 119,603 new COVID-19 infections, including 460 cases from overseas, bringing the total caseload to 21,355,958, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).The tally is down from 128,714 on Friday and 124,592 on Saturday.The fall is mainly attributable to less testing over the extended weekend that also includes the Aug. 15 Liberation Day.But the figure was 1.13 times higher than 105,507 a week earlier in the latest indication that the country has seen an uptick in virus cases.Source: Yonhap