Daily new COVID-19 cases climbed over three-thousand with the number of critically ill patients also rising above 500.
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) reported Wednesday that three-thousand-187 new infections were confirmed throughout Tuesday, raising the country's accumulative caseload to 402-thousand-775.
The daily tally rose by over one-thousand from the day before and soared by 762 from a week ago. It marks the second time the figure surpassed three-thousand after it posted three-thousand-270 on September 25.
With the surge in infections, the number of critically ill patients came to a new high of 522. The death toll rose to three-thousand-158 with 21 additional deaths, while the fatality rate dropped back to zero-point-78 percent.