TOKYO, March 1 (KUNA) -- South Korea reported 355 more COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the country's total caseload to 90,029, according to Yonhap News Agency.
There were two more deaths from COVID-19, raising the total to 1,605, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
Of the newly transmitted cases, 92 cases were registered in Seoul and 156 in the surrounding Gyeonggi Province.
The government has decided to extend the current social distancing rules for another two weeks through March 14 with the start of a new school semester beginning this week.
The greater Seoul area, home to about half of the nation's 52 million population, is under Level Two, the third highest in its five-tier system, and other regions are placed under Level 1.5.
Private gatherings of five or more people are banned.
The country began its COVID-19 vaccination campaign Friday by administering the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca to health workers and patients aged under 65 at nursing homes and hospitals. It also started Saturday to give the first shot of the Pfizer vaccine to front-line medical workers. (end)