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South Korea reports first triple-digit rise in coronavirus cases in six days - KDCA

A couple takes a walk amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic at a park in Seoul, South Korea, October 9, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea reported 102 new coronavirus cases as of Monday midnight, marking the first triple-digit increase in six days, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Tuesday.

Daily infections had fallen largely into the double-digit range in the past two weeks, which led the government to relax some rules on social distancing this week.

(Corrects to add “first” in headline and paragraph 1, fixes acronym to KDCA)

Reporting by Hyonhee Shin; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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