SEOUL, April 21 (Xinhua) – South Korea has reported a case of nine new cases of infectious disease, with nine new cases reported in the first half of the year, according to a report released on April 21. This is Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 10,683.

Of the new infections, five were foreign-born, bringing the total to 1,011. An additional death toll has risen to 237. Overall fatality rate was 2.22%.

A total of 99 people have been discharged from the hospital, who have been quarantined after a full recovery, bringing the total number of recoveries to 8,213. The total rate of recoveries was 76.9 percent. Translated by: Mao Bopha January