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Coronavirus cases rise in Beijing


China’s capital Beijing on Thursday reported more 13 coronavirus cases, health officials said.

According to a statement by China’s National Health Commission, 19 new infections pushed the national total to 83,449.

An official said Beijing’s latest COVID-19 outbreak is expected to be reduced to zero infections by the second half of July, according to the Global Times website.

The Chinese capital has seen another wave of infections since the second week of June. More than 220 cases have been reported since June 11.

China has reported 4,634 deaths ever since coronavirus arose last December in the city of Wuhan in the Hubei province.

It has also reported 1,805 imported cases.

New death in Hong Kong

Meanwhile, Hong Kong reported its seventh death due to the virus today, the South China Morning Post reported.

The deceased was a 55-year-old male who suffered a stroke in the Philippines in late May.

He was brought to Hong Kong by air ambulance on June 23 and tested positive for the coronavirus.

Hong Kong has reported 1,179 infections amid a rise in imported cases.

South Korea reports fall in new cases

Health officials in South Korea said today that new COVID-19 cases fell to below 30 “but the country is still on alert over another wave of virus outbreak.”

A total of 28 new cases, including 23 local infections, was reported by health officials, taking the national tally to 12,563, Yonhap reported.

One patient also died due to coronavirus.

Over the past two days, the country had reported 51 and then 46 cases.

The country has 1,496 imported cases. A total of 282 people have died due to the virus in the country, with a fatality rate of 2.24%.

South Korea has done over 1.22 million tests since Jan. 3.

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