In South Korea, the number of people infected with the new coronavirus per day exceeded 7,000 for the first time on the 7th, setting a new record high.
Infection with a new mutant virus, Omicron strain, has been confirmed one after another, and the Korean government is busy with measures such as expanding the medical system.
According to South Korean health officials, the number of people infected with the new coronavirus confirmed in one day on the 7th was 7,175, an increase of more than 1800 from the highest number so far on December 3, and exceeded 7,000 for the first time. rice field.
The number of severely ill people is 840, which is the highest ever, and in the metropolitan area such as Seoul where infected people are concentrated, the usage rate of beds for severely ill people exceeds 80%.
In addition, in South Korea, infection with a new mutant virus, Omicron strain, has been confirmed one after another by people who participated in church events in Incheon (Incheon) near Seoul. 38 people are infected.
In November, the Korean government took steps to ease regulations, such as removing restrictions on restaurant business hours, but in response to the spread of infection, the restrictions on the number of private gatherings were reviewed, and some restrictions were applied from the 6th. Strengthened.
Prime Minister Kim Bu-gyeom said at a countermeasures meeting on the morning of the 8th that "the number of beds in the metropolitan area is increasing, but it is difficult to keep up with the spread of the infection," and the medical system He emphasized the idea of expanding and strengthening support for home care recipients.Keywords: