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New Virus Cases Fall Back Below 100, Sporadic Cluster Infections Still Worrisome

New Virus Cases Fall Back Below 100, Sporadic Cluster Infections Still Worrisome

SEOUL, Oct. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases fell back below 100 again Tuesday, but concerns over a potential spike in infections still linger over sporadic cluster infections at risk-prone facilities, such as hospitals and nursing homes. The country added 88 more COVID-19 cases, including 72 domestic infections, raising the total [...]

Children’s Nutritional Intake Deteriorates amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Children’s Nutritional Intake Deteriorates amid COVID-19 Pandemic

SEOUL, Oct. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – The new coronavirus pandemic has had a negative impact on children’s nutritional intake and other aspects of welfare, a survey by a nongovernmental group showed Tuesday. A survey by Seoul-based charity group Good Neighbors, conducted in June on 6,750 children from age 4-18 and their parents, showed that the [...]

New Virus Cases Rebound to Over 100 on Cluster Infections in Greater Seoul

New Virus Cases Rebound to Over 100 on Cluster Infections in Greater Seoul

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s daily new coronavirus cases bounced back to over 100 on Monday again despite the lower number of tests carried out over the weekend, as sporadic cluster infections, noticeably at nursing facilities and gatherings, continued to emerge. The country added 119 more COVID-19 cases, including 94 domestic infections, [...]

Gov’t to Remove Phone Numbers from Visitor Registrations to Protect Personal Info

Gov’t to Remove Phone Numbers from Visitor Registrations to Protect Personal Info

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The government is looking to exclude mobile phone numbers from handwritten visitor registrations, introduced to track coronavirus cases among visitors to multiuse facilities, to prevent possible breaches of personal information, its top official in charge of personal information protection said. Yoon Jong-in, chairman of the Personal Information Protection Commission [...]

KAIST Develops ‘Mini-organ’ to Reveal How COVID-19 Damages Lungs

KAIST Develops ‘Mini-organ’ to Reveal How COVID-19 Damages Lungs

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) said Monday its researchers have found how the novel coronavirus destroys lung cells by developing a “mini-lung” using stem cell technology. The university said its team at the Graduate School of Medical Science and Engineering, and other researchers from the [...]

New Virus Cases Under 100 for 2nd Day, Sporadic Cluster Infections Linger

New Virus Cases Under 100 for 2nd Day, Sporadic Cluster Infections Linger

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea reported fewer than 100 new coronavirus cases for the second consecutive day Sunday, but sporadic cluster infections among hospitals and other risk-prone facilities continued, straining the country’s virus fight. The country added 61 more COVID-19 cases, including 50 domestic infections, raising the total caseload to 25,836, according [...]

New Virus Cases Fall Below 100 amid Cluster Infections

New Virus Cases Fall Below 100 amid Cluster Infections

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s new coronavirus cases returned to below 100 on Saturday after triple-digit infections were reported for the past two days, as sporadic cluster infections continued at senior care hospitals and other risk-prone facilities. The country added 77 more COVID-19 cases, including 66 domestic infections, raising the total caseload [...]