The nation's daily COVID-19 stood at 18,147, the highest figures in 40 days
Three times more than the day before.
According to the KDCA the basic reproduction number is now above 1 for the first time in 15 weeks, meaning the virus is spreading again.
Daily infections could continue to rise with the end of social distancing and as people's immunity wanes.
Authorities plan to closely monitor the R number.
For now there are no plans to impose new restrictions.