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number of new COVID-19 cases recorded 10,000 for the second day.

The number of patients with severe severe cases stayed in the 100s on the 13th day.



This is reporter Kim Kyung-hee.



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Yesterday (8th), there were 12,161 new confirmed cases of Corona 19.



The number is around 10,000 for the second day following 13,000 the previous day.



The number of confirmed cases, which fell below 10,000 due to the effect of the Memorial Day holiday, rose again to the 10,000 level after the holiday was over.



Of these, 65 were imported from abroad, the highest number in over two months since 66 on April 2nd.



The death toll stood at 18, 12 more than the previous day's 6.



So far, a total of 24,323 people have lost their lives to COVID-19, with a fatality rate of 0.13%.



There were 106 cases of severe severe cases, maintaining the level of 100 for 13 days in a row.



About 17,000 people received the 4th vaccine for COVID-19 yesterday.



The rate of the fourth dose is 8.2% compared to the general population, and 29.6% for those aged 60 and over.



In terms of subjects who reached the time of vaccination, the vaccination rate for those over 80 years of age was 53.2%, and more than half received the fourth vaccine.



Health authorities said that over the past four weeks, people aged 80 and over accounted for 52.8% of the deaths, and strongly recommended the fourth vaccination for those over 80 years of age to prevent aggravation and death.



In particular, he added that, in a recent Israeli study, it was confirmed that the incidence of severe disease among those who received the fourth dose decreased by three times compared to the third dose, he added.

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