South Korea has a record of seriously ill patients with coronavirus

South Korean health officials this Sunday warned that despite the decline in the number of daily cases recorded in recent weeks, the country’s intensive care units have reached a saturation point unprecedented since the coronavirus pandemic arrived.

The number of seriously ill patients has reached a historic maximum of 1,025 this Sunday after having passed the gloomy mark of a thousand admissions to intensive care units the day before.

Otherwise, health officials have reported 6,236 more cases of COVID-19, including 6,173 local infections, bringing the cumulative total to 565,098, according to data from the Korea Disease Prevention and Control Agency (KDCA). There were also 78 more deaths reported from COVID-19, bringing the total to 4,722.

South Korea has a record of seriously ill patients with coronavirus
South Korea has a record of seriously ill patients with coronavirus

It should be noted that 12 more cases of the Omicron variant have been identified, which may be more contagious than other modalities, bringing the total to 178. Of these, four people were infected with the variant despite receiving booster injections, but all infected had mild symptoms.

According to data from the official South Korean news agency Yonhap, 69.9 percent of new cases were in the Seoul metropolitan area.

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