South Korea on Friday reported 1-hundred-45 new COVID-19 cases, keeping the tally above one hundred for three consecutive days.
Of those, 1-hundred-17 were local transmissions, with most of them coming from the greater capital area.
Seoul, Gyeonggi-do and Gangwon-do Province reported a 79 combined cases.
There were also 28 infections from overseas.
A cluster infection from a call center in Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do Province, has brought the daily figure in that region up to 25.
As of Thursday night, 21 workers from the call center tested positive.
But the number linked to the call center rose to 30 overnight after 9 of their family members were later confirmed to have the virus.
There was also one additional case linked to a cluster infection in the nearby city of Asan, bringing that cluster to 11 cases.
In order to contain the virus in Cheonan and Asan, health authorities have raised social distancing measures to level 1.5 in both cities, becoming the only region to tighten the level above 1.
Health authorities are also staying alert as any possible infections linked to Halloween day celebrations might not have been fully reflected in the figures yet.
Kim Sung-min, Arirang News

Reporter : smkim@arirang.com

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