Daily COVID-19 cases climbed over 14-thousand to hit a new high on Thursday amid the rapid spread of the highly transmissible omicron variant.
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said 14-thousand-518 cases were registered throughout Wednesday, raising the total caseload to 777-thousand-497.
The daily tally rose by over 15-hundred from a day ago and doubled in just three days.
Despite the spike in infections, the number of critical cases fell by 35 to 350, remaining in 300s for the third straight day.
Thirty-four people died of the virus on Wednesday, raising the death toll to six-thousand-654. The fatality rate stands at zero-point-86 percent.
Of the new cases, 14-thousand-301 were local transmissions, while 217 were from overseas.