As the COVID-19 micron mutation continues to spread, the number of new confirmed cases today (11th) also recorded 50,000.

The Central Quarantine Countermeasures Headquarters announced that as of 00:00 today, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by 53,926, bringing the total to 1,239,287.

The number of new confirmed cases per day decreased by 196 from yesterday (54,122), but it exceeded the 50,000 line for two days in a row.

The number of new confirmed cases exceeded 20,000 (22,268) on the 2nd of this month, a week after the first confirmed case of 10,000 on the 26th of last month (13,07).

On the 5th (36,345 people), it was counted at 30,000, and four days later, on the 9th (49,567), it rose to the late 40,000s, and just yesterday (54,122), 50,000 I've crossed the line.

The number of new confirmed cases today is about twice the number of the last 4 days (27,438 people) a week ago, and about 3.35 times the level of the 28th of last month (16,93 people) two weeks ago (16,93 people).

Quarantine authorities estimate that the number of new confirmed cases per day could reach 130,000 to 170,000 at the end of this month, and the National Institute of Mathematical Sciences predicted that up to 360,000 a day could occur at the beginning of next month.

Compared to the prevalence of the epidemic, the rate of increase in the number of patients with severe cases is not fast.

As of 00:00 today, there were 271 patients with severe severe symptoms, 11 fewer than yesterday (282), maintaining the 200 for 14 days in a row.

However, the death toll stood at 49, an increase of 29 from yesterday.

The cumulative death toll was 7,012, and the cumulative fatality rate was 0.57%.

The cumulative death toll surpassed 7,000 in 33 days after exceeding 6,000 on the 9th of last month (6,37 people).

Unlike the number of severe cases, which are maintained at a relatively stable level, the number of asymptomatic and mild confirmed cases is increasing rapidly.

In order to focus medical resources on the high-risk group, which is likely to deteriorate into severe illness, the government conducts health monitoring twice a day for only the 'intensive care group' such as those aged 60 or older, while the rest of the 'general management group' self-checks their physical condition. A new home treatment system was implemented from yesterday.

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