South Korea: 40 deaths and 20,601 cases of coronavirus in 24 hours

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The Korea Office of Disease Control and Prevention (KCDA) announced that in the 24 hours to midnight Sunday, 20,601 cases of SARS-CoV-2 were confirmed and 40 patients succumbed to COVID-19 complications.

The pandemic death toll rose to 23,400 out of a total of 17,564,999 infections, according to the KCDA. The mortality rate remained unchanged at 0.13%.

The cases decreased compared to 40,064 of the previous one but are more than the 20,076 of last Monday. The spread of the virus has been slowing 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, decreased to 421 (-2 in 24 hours).

86.8% of the population (44.55 million out of a population of 52 million) in South Korea has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, while 64.7% (33.17 million) have received booster doses. according to official data.

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