South Korea reported 106 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Of those, 91 were local transmissions, marking the third consecutive day with only double digit local infections.
The capital area continued to account for the majority of new cases but it is seeing a constant downtrend.
Despite the positive news, the government is concerned as more elderly people are being infected with the virus.
Around 40 percent of new infections have been in those over 60 years old.
This is alarming as the virus poses more of a threat to them compared to younger generations.
Currently, 158 people are in critical condition and, of those, around 87 percent are over 60 years old.
As a result, the death rate has risen in recent days.
The country reported 4 more deaths on Tuesday, bringing the number of people who have died this past week to around 30.
This is twice as many deaths as the previous week.
With cluster infections emerging from meetings and facilities for the elderly, the government is pleading for their cooperation when it comes to practicing social distancing.
As for cluster infections, the capital area is seeing more cases through those as well.
The city of Bucheon saw a cluster related to door-to-door sales increase to 16 as of Tuesday, while those linked to a mountain climbing club rose to 41.
The nationwide caseload now stands at 22,391.
More than 84-percent of those people have fully recovered.
Kim Do-yeon, Arirang News.

Reporter : tkim@arirang.com

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