Daily COVID-19 cases fell to the ten-thousand range for the first time in more than three months amid a clear downturn in infections.
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Monday that 13-thousand-296 infections were reported throughout the previous day, including 28 from overseas. The country's accumulated caseload came to 17-million-795-thousand-357.
The daily tally posted in the ten-thousand range for the first time since February 1, in the early phase of the omicron wave.
The figure dropped by over seven thousand from a week ago and about 67-hundred from two weeks ago.
The number of critically ill hospitalized patients rose by seven from a day ago to 345, remaining in the 300s for the seventh consecutive day.
Sunday saw 35 deaths, down 13 from a day ago. The death toll came to 23-thousand-744 with the fatality rate standing at zero-point-13 percent.
More than 18 percent of ICU beds nationwide are occupied, while some 202-thousand people are recovering from COVID-19 at home.