Seoul: South Korea reported 85,540 new Covid-19 cases, raising the total number of infections to 23,791,961, the health authorities said on Wednesday.
The daily caseload was down from 99,837 the previous day and lower than 103,918 tallied a week ago, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency.
For the past week, the daily average number of confirmed cases was 77,984.
Among the newly reported infections, 343 were imported cases, lifting the total to 60,844.
The latest number of infected people who were in serious condition stood at 521.
Fifty-six more deaths were confirmed from the pandemic, taking the death toll to 27,249. The total fatality rate was 0.11 per cent.