New COVID-19 cases have registered in the 14-thousands, around nine thousand fewer than a week ago.
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Saturday that 14-thousand-624 infections were reported throughout Friday, including 41 from overseas.
The tally is down by 337 from the previous day and is the lowest for a Saturday in 31 weeks.
The number of seriously or critically ill hospitalized patients has edged down by 14 to 325.
Friday added 22 deaths, raising the death toll to 33-thousand-574. The overall fatality rate stands at zero-point-11 percent.