The Korea Office of Disease Control and Prevention (KCDA) announced that in the 24 hours to midnight Monday, 49,933 cases of SARS-CoV-2 were confirmed and 62 patients died due to complications of COVID-19.
The pandemic death toll reached 23,462 deaths out of a total of 17,614,895 infections, according to the KCDA. The mortality rate remained unchanged at 0.13%.
The cases more than doubled from 20,601 the previous day, however they are a little less than the 51,121 of last Tuesday. The spread of the virus has been slowing since mid-March, 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 398 (-23 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% (33.18 million) have received booster doses. according to official data.