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Daily COVID-19 Cases Exceed 5,000, Critical Cases Hit Another High

Written: 2021-12-01 10:12:44Updated: 2021-12-01 14:21:52

Daily COVID-19 Cases Exceed 5,000, Critical Cases Hit Another High

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Daily COVID-19 cases have topped five-thousand for the first time since the pandemic began amid concerns over the new variant, omicron. 

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency(KDCA) said Wednesday that five-thousand-123 new infections were confirmed throughout Tuesday, bringing the country's accumulated caseload to 452-thousand-350.

The daily tally jumped by two-thousand-91 from the previous day, and is more than one-thousand larger than the previous daily record, four-thousand-115, set a week earlier. 

The number of critically ill patients also jumped by 62 from a day ago to hit a fresh all-time high of 723, with people aged 60 and older accounting for 84-point-four percent. 

Thirty-four COVID-19-related deaths were registered, raising the overall death toll to three-thousand-658, although the fatality rate remains unchanged from a day earlier at zero-point-81 percent. 
Of the new cases, five-thousand-75 were local transmissions and 48 were from overseas.

The capital region reported a record high four-thousand-110 cases, accounting for 81 percent of domestic infections. Non-capital areas added 965 infections.

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