Thus, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Korea is now over 25,500 cases. The number of daily COVID-19 cases in Korea rebounded to three digits amid the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in nursing homes and other healthcare settings.
Last week, the number of COVID-19 infections in the day in Korea surpassed 100 cases, to 110 patients on October 15. This is the second time since the Korean government loosened social restriction measures to level 1 on October 12, the number soaring.
Out of 121 new cases of COVID-19, there were 104 infections in the community and 17 from abroad. Of these, 82 two new cases were reported on October 22 in the Seoul metropolitan area. This is the first time since September 24, the number of infectious cases in the community in Korea is over 100 cases.
On the afternoon of October 21, 86 confirmed cases involved a rehabilitation center in Gwangju City, Gyeonggi Province. About 68 cases of COVID-19 were found at a hospital in the Dobong district of Seoul and another 81 COVID-19 patients came from a geriatric hospital in the port city of Busan.