Our top story this afternoon, South Korea has reported 4-thousand 9-hundred 54 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours.
That's more than 6-hundred higher than Monday's figure.
The number of critically-ill patients reached an all-time high of 7-hundred 74.. the seventh day in row above 700.
Twelve more people were infected with the Omicron variantbringing the total tally to 36.
64 more people died, bringing the total death toll to 3-thousand 9-hundred-57.