- Due to the death of 109 people due to infection in the last 24 hours, the death toll has gone up to 5015.
- Officials said that a total of 246 cases of Omicron variants have been reported in the country so far.
- Professor Jehun Jung has said that due to Omicron, the maximum number of cases can come in the country in February or March.
Seoul: In South Korea, 109 people died due to infection with the corona virus in the last 24 hours. The cases of infection with corona virus were increasing continuously in the country. Officials have cautioned that the highly contagious Omicron variant will soon overtake all variants and dominate. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Thursday that 109 people died of the infection in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 5015. The number of seriously ill patients has also increased to 1083.
‘Omicron variant will dominate in 1-2 months’
The agency said that with the arrival of 6,916 new cases of infection, the number of infected has increased to 5,89,978. Officials said that with 12 more cases of Omicron being confirmed in the country, a total of 246 cases of the new variant of the virus have been reported so far. The delta variant is responsible for the number of cases of infection currently reported in South Korea, but new variants are expected to dominate in the coming days. Senior health official Lee Sang Won said earlier this week that the Omicron variant is expected to dominate in a month or two.
Increased burden on the medical system in South Korea
Professor Jehun Jung of Gachon University College of Medicine in South Korea has said that Omicron may cause the country to have the highest number of cases in February or March. South Korea imposed some new restrictions on Saturday due to new cases of infection and deaths. It was also announced to impose curfew in restaurants, cafes from 9 pm with a ban on the gathering of more than 4 people at any place. Health Minister Kwon Deok-cheol said on Wednesday that South Korea is at “a turning point” as the burden on its medical system continues to grow.