TOKYO, July 9 (KUNA) -- South Korea reported 50 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, raising the country's total caseload to 13,293, said Yonhap News Agency.
The death toll increased by two to 287, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
The country newly identified 22 more imported cases, posting double-digit numbers for 14 consecutive days.
Sporadic cluster infections across the nation also continued to rise.
With religious gatherings-tied cases on a steady rise, the government plans to ban churches nationwide from organizing gatherings other than regular worship services, effective from Friday.
A QR code-based registration scheme will be implemented for churches as well. (end)