South Korea reported 10,059 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Saturday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 18,389,611, the health authorities said Sunday, Trend reports citing Xinhua.
The daily caseload was slightly down from 10,715 in the prior day, but it was higher than 6,238 tallied a week earlier, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).
For the past week, the daily average number of confirmed cases was 9,095.
Among the new cases, 191 were imported from overseas, lifting the total to 35,762.
The number of infected people who were in a serious condition stood at 53, unchanged from the previous day.
Eight more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 24,570. The total fatality rate was 0.13 percent.