The latest resurgence of COVID-19 cases in South Korea has begun to show some signs of a slowdown amid rising vaccination rates.
Health authorities, however, expressed caution Wednesday, indicating it could take at least another week to see the impact of recent holiday weekends on the country's coronavirus situation.
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency recorded 1,584 new infections in the last 24 hours and 11 more virus-related deaths.
Although the daily caseload was up 273 from the previous day, it marked the fifth straight day that new cases remained under 2,000.
Government officials have noted that the COVID inoculation program has been accelerating towards the goal of fully vaccinating 70 percent of the population in hopes of achieving herd immunity by November.
So far, 78.1 percent of people have received one dose of a vaccine and 60.8 percent have been fully vaccinated, according to the KDCA.
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