South Korea: 71 dead and over 40,000 cases of coronavirus in 24 hours

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South Korea has reported 40,064 new cases of coronavirus and 71 deaths in the last 24 hours. Mortality rate remained unchanged at 0.13%.

The number of cases increased compared to 39,600 the previous day and 37,761 last Sunday. However, the spread of the virus has slowed since March 17, when a record 620,000 infections were recorded, the peak of the wave due to the more infectious Omicron variant, in particular the BA subtype.

The number of patients with COVID-19 hospitalized in critical condition, a key indicator, increased to 423 (+4 in 24 hours).

86.8% of the population (52 million inhabitants) of South Korea has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, while 64.7% have received booster doses, according to official data.

Source: ΑΠΕ

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