About 6,000 confirmed cases are expected… ‘Third vaccination’ 4 people infected with Omicron

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Today (20th), while the number of new corona cases is expected to reach 6,000, the number of patients with severe cases continues to increase, threatening our medical system. It has surpassed 1,000, the standard that the government believes that even ordinary patients can cause disruptions in treatment. Omicron mutations are also increasing. In particular, four cases of infection with Omicron mutation were confirmed even after the third vaccination was completed.

Reporter Park Chan-geun reports.

As of 9pm last night, the number of new corona19 confirmed cases was 4,896.

As the number of confirmed cases continued to spread across the country, it was the highest ever recorded in the mid-day tally for the same time period on Sunday.

The number of confirmed cases today is expected to reach 6,000.

As of 00:00 yesterday morning, 6,236 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, which fell below 7,000 in five days, the number of severe cases increased by 9 to 1,26.

The red light came on as the utilization rate of critically ill beds approached 80%.

It has already surpassed the 75% the government sees as a red flag.

Among those who received the third dose, it was found that 4 people infected with Omicron were found.

First of all, two people received the third dose of Pfizer vaccine, one confirmed on the 3rd day after vaccination, and the other on the 36th day.

Another two people received booster doses with Janssen and Moderna vaccines, respectively, after receiving the Janssen vaccine, and both were confirmed more than 14 days later.

Omicron infection after the third dose has been reported overseas, but this is the first case in Korea.

Experts emphasized that the vaccine’s effectiveness is clear, given that all four infected people after the third dose are now all mild.

[천은미/이대목동병원 호흡기내과 교수 : 추가 접종을 하는 경우는 항체 형성을 많이 하는 걸로 나왔기 때문에 면역 활동이 활발하고 그로 인해 중증 예방률은 상당히 높은 걸로 알려져 있기 때문에 고령층 기저질환자 중심으로 추가 접종을 선택적으로 서두르는 것이 필요하다고 생각합니다.]

As of the morning of the previous day, the third dose was 22.5% of the population and 56.6% of the elderly aged 60 and over.

Reference-news.sbs.co.kr

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