Yesterday (28th), there were 17,542 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, another record high.

Since the 26th, the number of confirmed cases has risen rapidly to 10,000 for four days in a row.

17,349 cases were domestically infected, excluding 193 imported from abroad, and 11,353, or 65% of all domestic confirmed cases, came out in the metropolitan area alone.

The number of patients with severe cases of gastritis decreased by 28 from the previous day to 288, which is a steady decline.

The death toll increased by 34, so far, 6,712 people have lost their lives to COVID-19.

Yesterday, about 490,000 people received the third dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and the vaccination rate is 52.3%.

(Photo = Yonhap News)