South Korea on Friday confirmed 4-thousand 9-hundred 44 new COVID-19 cases
dipping slightly from yesterday's all-time high figure of more than 5-thousand.
However, a record 7-hundred 36 severely-ill patients were reported.
Meanwhile, health authorities have confirmed a sixth case of the Omicron variant in the child of a couple who were found to be infected after returning from Nigeria.
Authorities say that more than 2-hundred 70 people have come into contact with them.
So far, the infected are asymptomatic or showing relatively mild symptoms.