As of Saturday, South Korea recorded over two thousand new Covid infections, as the resurgence of the virus shows little sign of abating.
All but 40 were locally transmitted.
Most cases were reported from the capital areas, with Seoul adding 700 new infections, and Gyeonggi-do Province well over 600.
Health authorities are on alert during the Chuseok holidays as mass travel is expected.
Cases have been over or a little under 2-thousand for the past couple of days and today's numbers are one of the highest since the start of the pandemic.