Thousands of severe cases for the sixth day… 5,419 new confirmed cases of Corona

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The number of new COVID-19 cases has fallen to 5,000 for the second day. However, the number of cases of severe cases worsening after infection has not decreased, and the number of cases of severe cases has reached 1,000 for the sixth day.

Correspondent Jang Se-man.

The number of new corona19 confirmed yesterday (25th) recorded 5,419, staying in the 5,000 range for the second day.

About 420 people decreased from the previous day, and about 810 people decreased compared to a week ago.

Among the confirmed cases yesterday, 5,339 were domestically infected, excluding 80 imported from abroad.

Among them, 3,848 confirmed cases in the metropolitan area accounted for 72% of the total, and 1,491 cases were obtained from non-metropolitan areas.

It is estimated that the third dose of the vaccine is accelerating, centering on the elderly, and the number of gatherings and contact has decreased through special quarantine measures and strengthening social distancing.

However, it has not yet led to a decrease in the number of patients with gastritis.

The number of seriously ill patients was 1,81 yesterday, the 4th largest in history, and has not fallen from the 1,000 level for the sixth day.

Due to the increase in the number of critically ill patients, the status of the critically ill hospital bed is still experiencing difficulties.

As of yesterday afternoon, the utilization rate of intensive care beds for COVID-19 was 77.7%, and especially in the metropolitan area, 82.5%, up 0.5 percentage points and 0.3 percentage points, respectively, from the previous day.

Yesterday, 69 people died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 5,245.

The cumulative fatality rate is 0.86%.

The number of infected with the Omicron mutant virus increased by 33, bringing the total to 376.

As the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine continues, about 58,000 people completed their third dose yesterday, recording 29.6% of the population.

Reference-news.sbs.co.kr

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