For the first time, more than 100 people have died from Corona in a day. The number of severe cases continues to increase, and quarantine authorities predicted that the number of cases of severe cases and deaths would decrease by next week.
Reporter Jeong Da-eun will tell you.
Yesterday (22nd), there were 109 COVID-19 deaths in one day.
It recorded triple digits in 9 days after reaching 100 with 94 a day on the 14th, but it is the first time the death toll has exceeded 100 a day.
Of the 109 deaths, 61 people, or 56%, were not vaccinated, but those who completed the vaccination accounted for 33%, and even those who received the third dose died 7 people.
The number of patients with severe cases of severe severe illness was 1,83, which again recorded an all-time high.
[박영준/중앙방역대책본부 역학조사팀장 : (중증자·사망자 수는) 환자 발생에서부터 이게 나타날 때까지 시간 차가 있기 때문에 전반적으로 확진자 증가세가 둔화되더라도 당분간 유지는 될 수 있습니다.]
There were 6,919 new confirmed cases, a decrease of 537 from the previous day.
Even on the same day a week ago, the number was 700 fewer, the quarantine authorities judged that the increase in the epidemic had significantly slowed.
[김기남/예방접종추진단 접종기획반장 : 최근 3차 접종률이 높아지면서 60세 이상의 확진자 비중이 낮아지고 있고 요양병원, 요양시설의 집단감염도 감소하고 있습니다.]
The quarantine authorities expect that the number of severe cases and deaths will also decrease by next week.
The number of confirmed cases of Omicron mutation increased by 12 to 8 imported from overseas and 4 from Korea.
Yesterday, new infections were confirmed in Wonju, Busan, and Daejeon, Gangwon-do, and the number of infected people, including those arriving from overseas, increased to 13 cities and provinces across the country.
As the number of suspected Omicron confirmed cases with epidemiologic connection reached 154, the spread of Omicron is expected to continue for the time being.
(Video coverage: Kim Min-cheol, Video editing: Kim Jong-tae)