Menu Content
Go Top


Breakthrough COVID-19 Cases in S. Korea Rise to 647

Written: 2021-07-21 19:48:32Updated: 2021-07-21 20:06:13

Breakthrough COVID-19 Cases in S. Korea Rise to 647

Photo : KBS News

The number of breakthrough COVID-19 infections in South Korea is rising rapidly. 

The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters said on Wednesday that an estimated total of 647 people tested positive for the virus as of 12 a.m. even after they were fully vaccinated. 

The tally has more than doubled from 252 recorded on July 8. While the number for July 8 has been confirmed, Wednesday’s tally are preliminary figures. 

Recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine made up for a majority of breakthrough cases at 364, followed by the AstraZeneca vaccine at 148 and the Pfizer vaccine at 145.  

Health authorities stressed breakthrough patients have a low risk of degenerating into serious conditions with just four out of the 647 cases so far categorized as serious. None have so far been fatal.

Editor's Pick


This website uses cookies and other technology to enhance quality of service. Continuous usage of the website will be considered as giving consent to the application of such technology and the policy of KBS. For further details >