Monday, November 29

Cheonan religious facility-related village infected with 209 people [퇴근길 코로나 종합 뉴스]

1. As of 00:00 today (23rd), there were 2,699 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the highest number ever recorded as of Monday. The number of patients with severe cases of gastritis was 549, again the highest ever. The death toll was 30. By age, 20 people over 80 years old, 5 people in their 70s, and 5 people in their 60s were all seniors.

2. In two days, 209 people were infected with a religious facility in Dongnam-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do. An official from Cheonan City said, “Most of the confirmed patients were unvaccinated, and we know that 427 villagers, mainly religious facilities, have been living in communities.” The quarantine authorities are conducting additional diagnostic tests on all villagers.

3. As of 5 pm yesterday, the utilization rate of beds dedicated to critically ill patients in the metropolitan area was 83.3%. The bed utilization rate of hospitals dedicated to infectious diseases is also reaching 78.5%. The remaining intensive care beds in the metropolitan area are 116, including 54 in Seoul, 49 in Gyeonggi, and 13 in Incheon.

4. It has been nearly a month since the booster vaccination started on the 25th of last month, but it was found that the booster vaccination rate for those aged 60 and over was still only 7.5%. The booster vaccination rate relative to the total population is around 3.5%, and the government is estimating 13.78 million people who will receive booster vaccination this year, which is about 25% of the population.

5. The rate of primary vaccination for 12-17 year-olds who are currently vaccinated was 40.9%, and the completion rate of vaccination was 15.4%. The quarantine authorities said, “More than half of 16-17 year-olds have completed the first and second vaccinations, but many 12-15 year-olds are not participating in the vaccination.” The government is taking additional advance reservations for vaccinations for 12-17 year-olds (born 2004-2009) from 8 p.m. today until the end of the year.

6. As a result of a late clinical trial conducted by Pfizer in the United States on 2,228 people aged 12 to 15 years, “There were no confirmed cases among the vaccinated groups even after 4 months after the completion of the vaccination.” “The vaccination effect was 100%. arrive,” he said.

7. Yesterday, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Japan was counted at 50. Tokyo had six, the lowest this year. The number of PCR tests in Tokyo averaged 3479.3 per day for three days from the 19th to the 21st. This is 4.5% of 77,957 cases per day in Seoul on average during the same period. On the 19th and 21st, the positive rate was 0.5% in Tokyo and 1.7% in Seoul. Regarding the cause of the unusually small number of confirmed cases in Japan, which recorded a positive rate of over 20% last summer, the National Institute of Genetics and others have proposed a hypothesis that “Delta mutations are self-destructing due to gene duplication errors.”

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