🇰🇷😷@COVID19Up: South Korea’s new COVID-19 cases fell below 50,000 on Wednesday (May 4) as the government has lifted the outdoor mask mandate in the latest effort to return to pre-pandemic normalcy amid a downward trend in COVID-19 cases.
The country reported (https://www.msn.com/en-xl/news/other/s-koreas-new-infections-fall-below-50000-amid-lifting-of-mask-mandate/ar-AAWTsPa) 49,064 new COVID-19 infections, including 29 from overseas, bringing the total caseload to 17,395,791, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).
The country added 72 COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, bringing the total to 23,079, the KDCA said. The fatality rate stood at 0.13 percent.
The number of critically ill patients came to 432, slightly up from 417 a day earlier.