S. Korea reports 1,073 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as downtrend continues
Updated: 2021-10-19 19:54:28 KST
South Korea has reported 1,73 new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours.
This is slightly higher than the previous day - 1,50, which was the lowest number reported in 103 days.
Health officials say South Korea is showing clear signs that infections are gradually receding and they put it down to the rising vaccination rate.
Around two-thirds of South Korea's population has been fully vaccinated.