The nation reported over 50-thousand new COVID-19 cases amid a slowdown in the winter resurgence.
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said Saturday that 52-thousand-861 infections were reported throughout Friday.
The tally is nearly 23-hundred larger than two weeks ago but 126 fewer than the previous day and slightly up by just 73 from a week ago, suggesting a possible pause in the spread.
The country's cumulative caseload stands at above 27-point-two million.
Friday added 48 deaths raising the death toll to 30-thousand-669 while the number of critically ill hospitalized patients has edged down to 442.