South Korea’s Daily virus Rally Stays below 100 for a Second Consecutive Day

Αssociated Press

A woman wearing a face mask to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus, sits on a bench while maintaining social distancing at a park in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s daily virus tally has stayed below 100 for a second consecutive day, maintaining a slowing trend in fresh infections.

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Monday the 70 new cases added in the past 24 hours took the country’s total to 23,045 with 385 deaths.

South Korea on Sunday counted 82 new cases, marking the first time for its daily jump to fall to double digits in about 40 days.

South Korea conducts fewer tests on weekends. But South Korea’s recent virus resurgence has recently been on a downward trajectory amid strong social distancing rules since its daily tally surpassed 400 in late August.