South Korea breaks daily COVID-19 record with more than 7,000 cases – .

South Korea breaks daily COVID-19 record with more than 7,000 cases – .

South Korea broke its daily record for coronavirus cases after touching more than 7,000 new cases on Wednesday.
“Last week the daily increase level reached 5,000 and today the tally is over 7,000 – the viral spread has been fierce,” Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum told The Associated Press on Wednesday. . reported.

“The greater capital region is where 80% of infections have been concentrated. While we have worked with hospitals to increase the number of hospital beds (designated for COVID-19 treatment), we have not been able to catch up with the transmission speed, ”he added.

The increase in cases in the country is caused by the delta variant that has hit the capital Seoul and neighboring regions.

South Korea saw 7,175 new cases Wednesday with 63 new deaths, according to the Korea Agency for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the AP. An all-time high for critical patients was reached at 840.

The last beat Records the day of daily coronavirus cases and deaths in South Korea was Saturday with 5,352 new cases and 70 deaths.

As hospital beds and a shortage of medical staff plague the country, authorities are cracking down on coronavirus restrictions.

Vaccine passes will be required for restaurants and other venues while large social gatherings will be banned.

Travel restrictions have also been put in place as South Korea has recorded multiple cases of the new omicron variant, the AP noted.


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