By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The South Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare reported 166 COVID-19 cases Saturday, making this the highest number of cases seen in the country since mid-March.

The additional cases have put the country total over 15 thousand cases (15,039).

The bulk of the cases reported today were reported from Seoul and the surrounding provinces. Seoul reported 74 cases, while 72 cases were reported from neighboring Gyeonggi-do.

This is the second day in a row the country has seen cases above 100.

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To date, 305 deaths have been recorded.

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