The figures launched by the Korea Illness Management and Prevention Company on Sunday introduced the nationwide caseload to 24,091, together with 421 deaths.
Thirty-eight of the brand new instances had been reported from the densely populated Seoul metropolitan space, which has been on the heart of a viral resurgence since August. Well being staff have struggled to trace transmissions tied to church buildings, hospitals, colleges and places of work.
Seventeen of the brand new instances had been linked to worldwide arrivals, largely from different Asian nations such because the Philippines, India, and Bangladesh.
There are issues that infections may rise in coming weeks due to elevated journey throughout the five-day Chuseok harvest vacation that continues via Sunday.