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    Source: https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2...-concerns.html

    South Korea's new virus cases top 5,000 amid Omicron variant concerns
    KYODO NEWS KYODO NEWS - 27 minutes ago - 12:00 | World, All, Coronavirus

    SEOUL - South Korea reported Wednesday that its daily coronavirus case count surpassed 5,000 for the first time, with concerns growing over the Omicron virus variant that is suspected to have already arrived in the country.

    The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said 5,123 COVID-19 infection cases were newly detected on Tuesday, surpassing the previous high of 4,115 recorded on Nov. 23. The number of critically ill patients has reached a record 723.

    The government is on high alert over the Omicron variant that has heightened concern globally after the first suspected cases were reported Tuesday. The results of further tests on the cases will be known later Wednesday, according to health authorities...

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      Source: http://m.koreaherald.com/amp/view.php?ud=20211204000045

      New daily cases hit new high of 5,352; 3 additional omicron cases reported
      By Yonhap
      Published : Dec 4, 2021 - 11:03
      Updated : Dec 4, 2021 - 14:30

      South Korea's daily coronavirus cases recorded an all-time high of 5,352 on Saturday, a day after the country announced tough restrictions for four weeks to control the spread of the omicron variant.

      New cases of critically ill patients and deaths also hit record highs while an additional three confirmed cases of the omicron variant were reported to bring the total cases in the country to nine.

      The daily new COVID-19 cases included 5,327 local infections, raising the total caseload to 467,907, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).

      Saturday's total infections mark the highest number since the country reported its first COVID-19 case in January 2020 and exceeds the previous record of 5,226 reported Thursday.

      The number of critically ill patients came to 752, up 16 from 736 on Friday, while the death toll came to 3,809, up 70 from a day earlier. The fatality rate stood at 0.81 percent...

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          Source: https://www.business-standard.com/ar...0800126_1.html

          South Korea Covid update: Daily virus jump exceeds 7,000 for 1st time
          New infections in South Korea exceeded 7,000 for the first time since the start of the pandemic as hours-long lines snaked around testing stations in the capital Seoul amid a worsening virus crisis
          AP | Seoul Last Updated at December 8, 2021 08:28 IST

          New coronavirus infections in South Korea exceeded 7,000 for the first time since the start of the pandemic on Wednesday as hours-long lines snaked around testing stations in the capital Seoul amid a worsening virus crisis.

          More than 5,600 of the new 7,175 cases were reported in Seoul and the nearby metropolitan region, where a delta-driven surge has led to a shortage of hospital beds and strained an already depleted health care workforce.

          The country's death toll exceeded 4,000 after 63 virus patients died in the past 24 hours. The 840 patients in serious or critical conditions were an all-time high, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said.

          Last week, the level of daily increase reached 5,000 and today the tally came out over 7,000 the viral spread has been fierce, Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum, Seoul's No. 2 behind President Moon Jae-in, said during a virus meeting...

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            S. Korea marks deadliest day of pandemic as hospitals buckle

            By KIM TONG-HYUNG
            today

            SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Tuesday marked its deadliest day of the pandemic as an unrelenting, delta-driven spread stretched thin hospitals and left people dying while waiting for beds.

            Health experts warn that the country’s medical system is quickly approaching its limits and that fatalities could worsen if the government continues to be slow and hesitant in tightening social distancing.

            The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said 94 virus patients died in the past 24 hours while a record 906 were in serious or critical condition.
            ...
            Park Hyang, a senior Health Ministry official, said medical resources are quickly running out in densely populated capital Seoul and nearby metropolitan areas, where around 86% of intensive care units designated for COVID-19 treatment were already occupied.
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            https://apnews.com/article/coronavir...62e3ec5798a7c3
            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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                Source: https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN2021121...0?section=news

                (3rd LD) New COVID-19 cases below 7,000 for 1st time in five days, critical cases at fresh high
                All News 16:06 December 19, 2021

                SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's new coronavirus cases fell below 7,000 for the first time in five days Sunday, but critical cases surged to a record high as the government reimposed restrictions to contain the fast spread of the virus.

                The country added 6,236 more COVID-19 cases, including 6,173 local infections, bringing the cumulative total to 565,098, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said.

                Sunday's tally is slightly down from the previous day's 7,313 and the record high of 7,850 reported Wednesday.

                The number of critically ill patients hit an all-time high of 1,025 on Sunday, after surpassing the grim milestone of 1,000 for the first time the previous day.

                The country added 78 more deaths from COVID-19, bringing the total to 4,722. The fatality rate stood at 0.84 percent.

                The public health agency reported 12 more omicron variant cases, putting the total at 178. Of the 178 cases, four people were infected with the omicron variant despite having received booster shots.

                On Saturday, the government reimposed a set of revised virus restrictions across the country, which will remain in effect until Jan. 2 to stem the spread of the virus...

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                  Source: https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/south-k...ooms-1.5717710

                  South Korea marks deadliest day of pandemic as Omicron looms
                  Hyung-jin Kim
                  The Associated Press
                  Published Thursday, December 23, 2021 1:39AM EST

                  SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA -- South Korea set a new record for COVID-19 deaths on Thursday as officials warned that the highly transmissible Omicron variant could soon become the dominant strain.

                  In recent weeks, South Korea has been grappling with soaring infections and deaths after it significantly relaxed restrictions in early November as part of efforts to return to pre-pandemic normalcy.

                  The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said a record 109 people died in the last 24-hour period, raising the country's total number of pandemic fatalities to 5,015. It said the number of patients in serious or critical conditions also hit a fresh high of 1,083.

                  The agency said that additional 6,919 people have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the national caseload to 589,978. It said authorities have also confirmed 12 more cases of the Omicron variant, pushing the total to 246...

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                      (3rd LD) New cases top 240,000 for 1st time amid raging omicron

                      National 22:15 March 03, 2022

                      SEOUL, March 3 (Yonhap) -- South Korea reported more than 240,000 new coronavirus cases for the first time as the highly transmissible omicron variant rages across the nation, health officials said Thursday.

                      As of 9 p.m., the country had reported 244,889 new COVID-19 cases, up 58,720 from the same time the previous day, according to health authorities and city governments. Daily cases are counted until midnight and announced the following morning.

                      The new cases accumulated by the time have already surpassed the daily record high of 219,241 announced Wednesday.

                      The greater Seoul area, home to half of the country's 52 million population, had reported 150,764 new cases as of 9 p.m., accounting for 61.6 percent of the total.

                      The virus is spreading at a faster pace than expected.

                      https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN2022030...ional/national
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