Daily COVID-19 cases climbed to over 12-hundred on Tuesday.
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said that one-thousand-266 infections were confirmed throughout Monday, raising the country's accumulative caseload to 354-thousand-355.
The daily tally rose by over 70 from the previous day and is 193 more cases than a week ago. However, the tally remains below two-thousand for the 18th consecutive day.
Of the new cases, one-thousand-246 were local infections, while 20 were from overseas.
The capital region accounted for 74-point-one percent of local cases at 923, while all other regions confirmed a total of 323 cases.
Fifteen deaths have been reported, raising the death toll to two-thousand-788. The fatality rate is zero-point-79 percent. The number of critically ill patients is up by 12 from the previous day to 334.