South Korea reported 22 deaths related to Covid-19 on Wednesday, the highest single-day total of the pandemic, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).
For the second consecutive day, the country also reported more than 1,000 new Covid-19 infections, with 1,014 cases, the KDCA said in a news release.
Of those, 993 were local cases and 21 were imported.
The vast majority of the new infections -- 784 -- were in the Seoul metropolitan area.
The latest tally brings total cases in the country to 46,453 and 634 deaths.