The number of daily cases was lower than the 70,324 the day before, but higher than the 55,424 recorded a week earlier, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).
Over the past week, the daily average of new cases was 53,056.
Among the new cases, 55 were imported from abroad, bringing the total to 71,076.
The number of infected who were in critical condition stood at 437, 40 less than the previous day.
A further 59 deaths were confirmed, bringing the death toll to 30,223. ■