New COVID-19 cases in South Korea remained in the 400s for the second straight day amid continued reports of clusters nationwide.
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said as of 12:00 a.m. Thursday, 424 additional people tested positive, raising the country's cumulative total to 91-thousand-240.
Seven more people succumbed to the virus, bringing the death toll to one-thousand-619.
Out of the new cases, 401 were local infections, 312 of which were in the Seoul metropolitan area.
The daily increase, which spiked to the 600s following the Lunar New Year holiday in mid-February, has recently dropped down to the 300s and 400s.
Nearly a week past the start of the nation's vaccination program, the government plans to maintain social distancing at Level Two in the capital region and Level One-point-Five elsewhere, as well as a ban on gatherings of five or more people.