Corona devastation in South Korea, record deaths, no place in hospitals

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Tuesday has proven to be the deadliest day since the corona virus epidemic began in South Korea.

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  • South Korea recorded the highest death toll of 94 during the past 24 hours.
  • The condition of 906 patients remains critical or critical in the country.
  • For the first time on Wednesday, more than 7,000 new cases of infection were reported.

Seoul: Tuesday has proven to be the deadliest day since the corona virus epidemic began in South Korea. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KDCA) said that during the past 24 hours, the highest number of deaths was recorded in the country with 94. The agency said the condition of 906 patients remains critical or critical in the country. We tell you that on Wednesday, the number of people infected with the virus exceeded 7 thousand for the first time in Korea after the start of the epidemic.

acute shortage of ICU beds

Park Hyang, a senior health ministry official, said medical resources in densely populated Seoul and nearby metropolitan areas are rapidly depleting because 86 percent of patients admitted to the ICU are from these areas. ICU beds in these areas have already been filled while 800 patients are still awaiting admission. The KDCA reported that at least 17 patients had died in the past week while awaiting hospitalization.

‘Extraordinary measures may need to be taken’
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said during a meeting that the country could be forced to take “extraordinary” measures if it fails to halt the spread of the virus soon. Authorities have said the medical response policy has been improved so that most minor cases can be treated at home. Kim said the government will speed up the process of administering booster doses by closing the gap between the second and third doses of the vaccine.

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The number of new cases also broke the record.
Let us tell you that for the first time since the start of the corona virus epidemic in South Korea, more than 7,000 new cases of infection were reported on Wednesday and long lines of people were seen at testing centers in the capital Seoul. South Korea has also tightened its borders to prevent the new Omicron form of the corona virus. Recently, it was confirmed that a person who came from Nigeria to the country was infected with this form.

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