South Korea's domestic coronavirus cases fall to the lowest in 44 days

# 10:09
26 September 2020

South Korea on Saturday 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, APA reports citing Reuters.

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 Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, may lead to another spike.


The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency reported 61 new coronavirus cases as of midnight Thursday, including 49 local cases, mostly in Seoul and nearby Gyeonggi Porvince.

This brings the country’s total to 23,516, while deaths increased by 4 to 399.