South Korea reports 397 new cases, which is the highest number of reported cases since early March as the virus is reported in all cities and provinces across the country. From that number 387 were locally transmitted.
A South Korean court orders the dissolution of the Unified Progressive Party citing pro-North Korean stances. [http:--www.miamiherald.com-news-nation-world-article4651965.html (AP via "Miami Herald")]date=August 2019
South Korea begins a huge anti-submarine exercise in the Yellow Sea, near the disputed maritime border, in what it sees as a show of strength against North Korea and "to be fully prepared for combat"; North Korea disapproves of the exercise.