South Korea reports 985 new coronavirus cases - KDCA

People undergo coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tests at a coronavirus testing site which is temporarily set up in front of a railway station in Seoul

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea reported 985 new coronavirus cases for Wednesday, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Thursday.

This brings the nation's tally to 53,533, with 756 deaths.

South Korea managed to keep cases relatively low during the previous two waves of infection, but the third wave has proven far more challenging for contact tracers to contain because of its emergence in the densely populated capital region.

(Reporting by Sangmi Cha; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)