Today (22nd), the fifth day after ‘social distancing’ measures were implemented, the number of new confirmed cases again recorded the mid-7,000s.
As the weekend passes, the number of testers increases, and the number of confirmed cases repeats during the week, and this pattern seems to have been affected.
The number of critically ill patients reached 1,000 again, breaking the record high.
The Central Quarantine Countermeasures Headquarters announced that as of 00:00 today, there were 7,456 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 583,65.
The number of new confirmed cases is 2,254 more than yesterday (5,202).
The number of new cases recorded 5,000 for two consecutive days on the 20th and 21st after 6,235 on the 19th, but surged to 7,000 again in four days.
Usually, the number of tests decreases on weekends and holidays, and the number of confirmed cases decreases at the beginning of the week, and then increases again from the middle of the week, which seems to be reflected.
The number of new confirmed cases today is 394 fewer than the 7,850 on the 15th a week ago.
The quarantine authorities say that although the rate of the COVID-19 epidemic is slowing due to the effect of implementing special quarantine measures such as limiting the number of private gatherings from the 6th, it is necessary to watch the situation more this week to see if it will turn into a declining trend.
The number of patients with severe severe cases was 1,63, an increase of 41 from yesterday, the highest number since the outbreak again.
The previous high was 1,25 on the 19th.
The number of patients with severe severe cases exceeded 1,000 for the first time on the 18th, and has continued to record around 1,000 except for one day on the 20th (997).
The death toll from yesterday was 78, bringing the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in Korea to 4,906.
The average fatality rate is 0.84%.
Of those who died yesterday, 72 were over 60, 4 were in their 50s, and 2 were in their 40s.
The number of omicron mutation infections continues to increase.
While cluster cases were confirmed yesterday in Jeollabuk-do and Gwangju, the number of infected with Omicron mutation increased by 7 today, bringing the total to 234.
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