The first 600 people with severe cases… Government reiterates emphasis on booster vaccinations


Yesterday (24th), the number of additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 was close to 4,000, and the number of severe cases exceeded 600 for the first time. In particular, as the number of confirmed cases of elderly people who have lost the effectiveness of vaccine protection is increasing, the authorities repeatedly emphasized that they should receive additional vaccinations.

First of all, this is reporter Kim Deok-hyun.

At the Noryangjin Fish Market in Seoul, 72 additional people including workers were confirmed in one day.

The cumulative number of confirmed cases since the 20th is 145.

[박유미/서울시 시민건강국장 : 해당 시설의 지하 작업장은 자연 환기가 어려웠고, 종사자들은 흡연실, 화장실을 공동 사용하고, 매장 간 거리가 가까워 전파된 것으로 보고….]

Garak Market and Dongdaemun Market in Seoul also have more than 100 confirmed cases each since this month.

The Seoul Metropolitan Government is conducting preemptive inspections on traditional markets with high risk.

It is also a problem that the number of confirmed cases is around 4,000 on the second day, but the bigger concern is the increase in the number of severe cases and deaths.

The number of severe cases of severe cases was 612, which broke the record for three days in a row, an increase of 21% in the last week.

By age group, 85% were aged 80 and over, with 150 people in their 80s, 216 people in their 70s, and 154 people in their 60s.

The number of daily deaths yesterday was 39, the highest since the fourth epidemic.

All but one were over the age of 60.

This is because the number of infections in the elderly over the age of 60, whose vaccine effectiveness has declined, more than doubled compared to the end of last month.

The government once again emphasized the need for booster vaccination.

[김기남/예방접종추진단 접종기획반장 : 국외 조사 결과에 따르면 추가접종까지 마친 분들은 기본접종만 했을 때보다 감염률은 10분의 1배, 중증화율은 20분의 1배까지 감소하는 것으로 나타나고 있습니다.]

In addition, as a result of examining the response rate of adverse reactions based on the third day of the booster dose, he emphasized that the booster dose was lower than the previous dose.

(Video coverage: Hwang In-seok, Kim Min-cheol, Video editing: Yoon Tae-ho)

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