Whether or not to approve emergency use of Corona ‘edible treatment’ will be decided tomorrow


Here is the Corona news. It seems that the government will decide tomorrow (27th) whether or not to approve the emergency use of an edible corona treatment. The number of new confirmed cases has fallen to the 5,000 level for two days in a row, but the number of severe cases still exceeds 1,000.

By Nam Seung-mo, staff reporter.

The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) announced that it will hold a meeting tomorrow to discuss whether to approve the emergency use of a treatment for COVID-19.

At the request of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has been reviewing whether Pfizer’s Paxrovid and MSD’s Lagevrio will be approved for emergency use.

The government is planning to secure at least 542,000 doses of edible treatment for COVID-19 and make it available to domestic patients by the end of January next year.

The increase in the number of COVID-19 patients, which climbed to the 7,000 level, has slowed somewhat compared to last week.

Yesterday, the number of new corona19 confirmed cases was 5,419, recording the 5,000 level for the second day.

It seems to have been influenced by the gradual speeding up of the third dose of the vaccine, especially among the elderly, and the decrease in contact, such as year-end gatherings due to strengthening social distancing.

The problem is gastritis.

As of 00:00 today, there were 1,81 cases of severe severe cases, exceeding 1,000 for the sixth consecutive day.

The bed situation is already limiting.

The utilization rate of critically ill beds is 77.7% nationwide and 82.5% in the metropolitan area, which is already saturated, but increased by 0.5%p and 0.3%p, respectively, from the previous day.

[천은미/이대목동병원 호흡기내과 교수 : 치료가 초기에 안 되고 많은 분들이 재택 (치료 중)에 계시다가 치료시기를 놓치면서 위중증 환자가 늘고 있고 이런 위중증 환자가 많이 느는 것은 우리가 초기에 치료를 좀 잘해주면 좋습니다.]

The government expects that the number of severe cases and deaths will decrease from this week as the number of new cases is decreasing.

(Video editing: Lee So-young)

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