SEOUL (SOUTH KOREA) – After tougher restrictions were put in place, South Korea reported 641 new coronavirus cases on Friday. This is the lowest daily total in 32 days.
Authorities noted that there is a gradual decline of cases from 870 on Wednesday to 674 on Thursday.
“The spreading of infections has passed the peak and it looks like we’re seeing a gradual stabilisation,” Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun told a news briefing. “But given the speed of infections spreading in the third wave, we can see it worsening at any time.”
Total cases stand at 67,999 with 1,100 COVID-19 deaths, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said.
South Korea on Monday expanded a ban on private gatherings larger than four people to the whole country, and extended unprecedented social distancing rules in greater Seoul.