S.Korea reports record high 342,446 new daily COVID-19 cases

People wait in line to undergo the COVID-19 test in Seoul
People wait in line to undergo the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at a temporary testing site set up at City Hall Plaza in Seoul, South Korea, February 10, 2022. REUTERS/ Heo Ran/File Photo

SEOUL, March 9 (Reuters) - South Korea reported a new record daily high 342,446 COVID-19 cases, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Wednesday, amid a surge of Omicron infections.

The country also reported an additional 158 deaths from the virus, KDCA said.

Reporting by Josh Smith Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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