Among the cases, 86 are imported and the other 27 are locally transmitted according to the country's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).
The spike in cases was partially driven by a group of South Korean workers from Iraq who arrived in the country on Friday.
Of the 293 workers, at least 71 have tested positive. Another 211 tested negative and 11 people are still undergoing testing.
The country has 14,092 recorded cases of coronavirus and 298 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.