S Korea records 12 COVID-19 cases over past day, down from 32 yesterday

# 09:40
21 May 2020

South Korea has registered 12 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours - down from 32 yesterday - bringing the overall case count to 11,122, with 91 percent of those infected (10,135) having recovered by now, the Health Ministry's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said, APA reports citing Sputnik.

One new death was recorded. The death toll now stands at 264, the KCDC said.

A total of 69 people have been discharged from hospitals over the past day.

From 20 May, South Korean graduating class students returned to school after online learning, but on the first day some cities recorded those infected with coronavirus, and schoolchildren were sent home.

South Korea in late April - early May already recorded isolated cases of COVID-19. But a new local cluster is believed to be linked to a 29-year-old man who visited several nightclubs and bars in Seoul, and later tested positive for COVID-19.