As the COVID-19 Omicron mutation pandemic began in earnest, the number of new confirmed cases in Korea was counted to approach 15,000 today (27th).

The Central Quarantine Countermeasures Headquarters announced that as of 00:00 today, 14,518 new cases were confirmed, bringing the total to 777,497.

The number increased by 1,508 in one day from 13,10 yesterday (13,12 was announced and corrected).

Since Omicron, which has more than twice the transmission power than the existing delta mutation, became the dominant species in Korea last week, the number of new cases is setting a new record for three days in a row.

The number of new confirmed cases surpassed 8,000 for the first time on the 25th at 8,570 (the number was announced as 8,571 and then corrected), and yesterday exceeded 10,000 for the first time, recording 13,10. I did.

In particular, 'doubling' (a phenomenon that more than doubles the existing phenomenon) appeared in just three days.

It almost doubled from 7,512 on the 24th.

The number of 13,10 yesterday was about double that of 6,601 on the 20th, six days ago, and the time to reach the doubling was much shorter.

The number of new confirmed cases today is 7,917 more than on the 20th (6,601 people) a week ago, 2.2 times more.

Compared to the 4,163 people on the 13th two weeks ago, the number increased by more than 10,000, a threefold increase.

However, it has yet to lead to an increase in the number of severe cases and deaths.

It takes 2-3 weeks for the increase in the number of confirmed cases to lead to an increase in severe cases and deaths.

As of 00:00 today, the number of patients with severe serious illness was 350, 35 fewer than the previous day (385), maintaining the level of 300 for the third day.

The death toll increased by 34, bringing the total to 6,654.

The cumulative fatality rate is 0.86%.

If you look at the route of infection of the new confirmed cases, 14,301 cases were local and 217 were imported.