Omicron mutant virus continues to spread in Korea. The number of infections increased by two, and 13 additional cases were reported. In the Incheon area, up to the fifth infection has been confirmed, but fortunately, our health authorities explain that there have been no serious patients so far.

Correspondent Kim Kyung-hee.

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was on the 1st that a pastor and a couple from Incheon, who arrived from Nigeria, were the first in Korea to be diagnosed with the Omicron mutation.

Then, it was found that the pastor's acquaintances, the family of the acquaintances, and the members of the same church as their acquaintances, and the family and acquaintances of the church members were also infected with the Omicron mutation one after another.

Only a week after the first infection was confirmed, the fifth infection was revealed.

Two more cases of Omicron mutation were confirmed in Korea, bringing the total to 38.

Both under the age of 10 and in their twenties are domestic cases of infection, and it has been found that each is a family member of an infected member of the Incheon Church.

Thirteen more suspected cases of Omicron infection were reported in Seoul and Incheon, all of which are members of the Incheon Church or their family members.

Fortunately, none of the 56 cases reported so far are in critical condition, health officials said.

As for the severity of Omicron infection, analysis is continuing that it is less severe than the delta mutation.

[Pauchi/Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: It is too early to make any conclusive statements (about Omicron mutation) under the current circumstances, but so far it does not appear to be very serious.]

However, an Israeli doctor who said that he was infected with Omicron revealed the story of two days of fever and three days of extreme fatigue.

He also emphasized the need for vaccination, saying that his symptoms would have been worse if he had not been vaccinated, and that his wife and children who had been vaccinated were not infected.