Daily COVID-19 cases surpassed two-thousand once again amid concerns over a further spike during the upcoming Chuseok holiday.
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) reported on Friday that two-thousand-eight cases were confirmed throughout the previous day, bringing the country's total caseload to 281-thousand-938.
The daily tally rose by 65 from the previous day and exceeded two-thousand after falling below that mark for a day. Of the latest cases, one-thousand-973 were locally transmitted infections, while 35 were foreign imports.
By region, the Seoul metropolitan area reported one-thousand-532 domestic cases, accounting for 77-point-six percent. The tally remained over 15-hundred for the third day.
Non-capital regions added 441 cases, adding more than 400 for the third consecutive day.
Three more people died, raising the death toll to two-thousand-389. The nation’s fatality rate stands at zero-point-85 percent. The number of critically ill patients dropped by 16 from the previous day to 332.