Sat 18-03-2023 11:11 AM
SEOUL, 18th March, 2023 (WAM) -- South Korea's new COVID-19 cases stayed below 10,000 for the third consecutive day on Saturday, ahead of the lifting of the mask mandate for public transportation.
In a statement carried by Yonhap news agency, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said that the country reported 9,259 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total caseload to 30,690,223.
The latest count is slightly up from the previous day's 9,065 and a 750 drop from 10,009 a week ago.
The KDCA reported four deaths from COVID-19, raising the death toll to 34,159.