South Korea: 62 deaths and 49,933 cases of coronavirus in 24 hours


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.

source: ΑΠΕ

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