S. Korea reports 540 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday
Updated: 2021-06-17 07:04:59 KST
South Korea reported 540 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, staying in the 500s for the second day.
Of the new cases, all but 17 were locally transmitted.
One more patient has died of the virus, bringing the death toll to 1,994.
The total number of cases recorded has surpassed the 150-thousand mark.
As the nation ramps up vaccination efforts, more than 13.7 million people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of today.
Meanwhile, the government plans to reveal its vaccination plans for the third quarter in the coming hours.
The announcement will likely include plans to inoculate those taking the college entrance exam, school-related personnel and those in their 50s from July, followed by those aged between 18 to 49 from August.