There were 6,977 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, recording around 7,000 for the fourth day. Yesterday (10th), the daily death toll recorded 80, the highest ever, and the lack of beds for corona patients is also the worst situation in the metropolitan area.

Reporter Jang Se-man reports the first news.


Of the 6,977 new confirmed cases yesterday, 6,952 were domestically infected, excluding 25 imported cases.

Among them, 5,338 confirmed cases were confirmed in the metropolitan area, accounting for 76.8% of the total, and 1,614 cases were confirmed in non-metropolitan areas.

It was the first record of 6,000 people as of the outbreak on Friday and the highest number ever.

The number of confirmed cases counted as a weekly average exceeded 6,000 for the first time.

As quarantine rules were relaxed last month as a result of gradual daily recovery measures, the number of confirmed cases is increasing as social activities increase.

In particular, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 recorded 80 yesterday, the highest number since the outbreak of Corona 19 in Korea.

The previous record was 70 people on the 4th, and it is the record high again in a week.

Of the 80 deaths yesterday, 77 people over the age of 60 accounted for 96% of the total.

The shortage of beds is also getting worse.

The number of people waiting for more than a day to be assigned a bed because there are no beds was counted as 1,508 in the metropolitan area, which also recorded the highest number.

The number of people waiting the day before was 1,258, and it increased by 250 people in one day.

Among them, 583 people aged 70 years or older were found.

The number of patients with severe severe cases was 856, an increase of 4 from the previous day, the second largest in history.

Twelve people were also added yesterday who were infected with the new mutation of Corona 19, the Omicron mutation.

So far, the number of Omicron infections has risen to a cumulative 75.