SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 51 additional cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, a continuation of an upward trend in new infections.
The figures released Wednesday by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took the country’s total to 12,535 with 281 deaths.
It says 10,930 of them have recovered while 1,324 people remain in treatment for the COVID-19 illness.
South Korea has been reporting roughly 40-50 cases every day over the past two weeks amid increased public activity and eased attitudes on social distancing. There has also been an uptick in imported cases.
The KCDC says 20 of the 51 newly reported cases came from overseas while 31 patients were infected locally.