South Korea on Saturday reported 4-hundred-82 new COVID-19 cases, dropping below the 500 mark after four days.
All but 26 cases were local transmissions, most of them stemming from the capital area.
This comes as almost 15 million people, or some 28 percent of the nation's total population, have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
With the vaccination drive picking up pace, the government will announce new social distancing measures on Sunday.
The measures, which will take effect from July, are expected to include eased restrictions on social gatherings and business operation hours.