The number of new confirmed cases today (7th) approached 5,000 as the COVID-19 epidemic worsened after the gradual recovery of daily life was implemented.

The number of severe cases exceeded 770, breaking the record again since the Corona 19 epidemic, and the death toll was 64, the second highest in history.

The Central Quarantine Countermeasures Headquarters announced that as of 00:00 today, the number of new confirmed cases increased by 4,954, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 482,310.

The number of new confirmed cases is 629 more than yesterday (4,325).

The number of new confirmed cases today is the first record of 4,000 and the highest number as of Monday.

In fact, compared to the 3,322 confirmed cases on Monday last week (Tuesday, November 30, as of the announcement date), that is a whopping 1,922 more.

Due to the change of the quarantine system on the 1st of last month, the number of confirmed cases is gradually increasing as quarantine rules are relaxed and social activities and gatherings increase.

The number of cases of 'breakthrough infection' is increasing among those over 60 who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 early, as the effectiveness of the vaccination has decreased.

The number of severe cases of severe severe disease was 774 today, the highest number since the outbreak of Corona 19 in Korea.

The previous highest figure was 752 on the 4th, and it was a new record in 3 days.

Compared to yesterday (727 people), 47 people increased.

The number of patients with severe severe cases recorded 700 people for one week in a row (723 → 733 → 736 → 752 → 744 → 727 → 774) from the 1st.

As the number of critically ill patients increases, the critically ill beds are almost saturated.

The utilization rate of critically ill beds is 78.2% nationwide and 83.6% in the metropolitan area.

The death toll yesterday was 64, the second highest after the last 4 days (70 people).

Of those who died, 61 were over the age of 60, and one each was in their 40s and 50s, and between 0 and 9 years old.

This is the second time that a patient under the age of 10 has been confirmed.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths in Korea is 3,957, with an average fatality rate of 0.82%.

The number of infected with the new Corona 19 mutant virus, Omicron, also increased by 12, bringing the total to 36.

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