Republic of Korea: Coronavirus daily infections exceed 3,000 for first time

SEOUL Republic of Korea's daily coronavirus cases on Saturday exceeded 3,000 for the first time since the start of the pandemic, Yonhap reported.

The country reported an all-time high number of daily cases for the second consecutive day by adding 3,273, including 3,245 local infections, raising the total caseload to 298,402, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).

Saturday's daily caseload jumped 842 from the previous day's record high of 2,431, marking the highest since the country reported its first COVID-19 case in January last year.

The country added seven more deaths from COVID-19, raising the death toll to 2,441. The fatality rate was 0.82 percent.

Source: Saudi Press Agency