The Korea Office of Disease Control and Prevention (KCDA) announced that 32,451 cases of SARS-CoV-2 were confirmed in the 24 hours to midnight Thursday and 52 patients died due to complications of COVID-19.
The death toll from the pandemic in South Korea has risen to 23,606, with a total of 17,727,086 infections. The mortality rate remained unchanged at 0.13%.
Cases decreased from 35,906 the previous day, but increased from 26,701 last Friday. The spread of the virus has slowed since mid-March, when a record 620,000 infections were recorded, the peak of the wave attributed to the most infectious variant Omicron, in particular the BA.2 subtype.
The number of patients with COVID-19 hospitalized in critical condition, a key indicator, decreased to 347 (-7 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% (33.21 million) have received booster doses. according to official data.