SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea reported 205 new coronavirus cases as of Friday midnight, rising above 200 for the first time since September, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Saturday.
Women pose for photographs in front of maple leaves on a late autumn day amid the COVID-19 pandemic at a park in Seoul, South Korea, November 13, 2020.
More than 65% of the locally transmitted cases were from Seoul and Gyeonggi province, a densely populated region near the capital.
South Korea began fining people who fail to wear masks in public on Friday, when it reported 191 new coronavirus cases, with daily infections continuing to creep higher.
Confirmed daily cases have averaged 122.4 this week, jumpingfrom 88.7 last week and 75.3 in the fourth week of October, according to the KDCA.
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