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[Monitor] Marriages hit record low amid pandemic

Number of births, deaths, marriages and divorces


With more deaths than births, the natural decline of the population in August reached 2,800, the highest year-round, the government data showed on Thursday.

According to the August population trend released by Statistics Korea, the number of marriages in August fell 18 percent from a year ago, reaching a record low due to the re-proliferation of coronavirus.

(khnews@heraldcorp.com)
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