South Korea's daily new COVID-19 cases stayed in the 1,000s for the fifth straight day on Wednesday following the long weekend.
The Central Disaster Management Headquarters announced on Wednesday 1-thousand 5-hundred 84 new cases of COVID-19 across the country.
That brings the total caseload to 335,742.
The country has an average of 1,7-hundred-45 daily cases over the last week from October 7th to 13th.
Among them, an average of 1,3-hundred-27.one cases were from the capital area… which is 14.5 percent lower than the previous week.
The average for the rest of the country stood at 417.nine down 19 percent.
While the government has announced… the start of a gradual return to normal life… from early next month,… there are expectations… that the process could get underway sooner… as vaccinations continue at a fast pace.
The vaccine reservation rate for adolescents aged 16 and 17 years old exceeded 50 percent on Wednesday, up two.one percentage points from the day before.
They will get Pfizer shots from October 18th.
Seo Eunkyung, Arirang News