South Korea records biggest daily increase in number of COVID-19 cases since 11 March

# 09:33
15 August 2020

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Korea has risen by 166 to 15,039 over the past day, marking the biggest daily increase since 11 March, the Health Ministry's Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said on Saturday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

South Korea has been witnessing a new spike in the number of the coronavirus cases within the last several days: the country reported 56 new cases on Thursday and 103 on Friday.

Out of 166 new cases, 155 resulted from the internal transmission and 11 are imported ones. Seoul has confirmed 72 new COVID-19 cases over the past day, while the nearby province of Gyeonggi 67 more.

The death toll stands at 305 people, while the number of recovered people has increased by 38 to 13,901.

The South Korean government is currently considering a possible boost of quarantine measures in Seoul and some neighbouring areas.