The country reported 210,755 new Covid-19 infections, including 33 cases from overseas, bringing the total caseload to 15,635,274, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said.
The public health agency reported 171 new Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday, raising the death toll to 19,850.
The number of critically-ill patients stood at 1,005, down 94 from Monday, Yonhap news agency reported.
South Korea’s virus cases have been on the decrease after peaking in mid-March. On Monday, new cases fell to 90,928, marking the first drop to five digits since the February 22 count of 99,562.
Health authorities are expected to announce later this week a new “post-Omicron scheme” aimed at further lifting social distancing and allowing people to go mask-free outside.