According to officials, South Korea’s daily COVID-19 infection exceeded 3,000 for the first time, boosted by the spread of the three-day holiday this week.
The number of 3273 cases of coronavirus on Friday exceeded the record high the day before, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said, killing 298,402 infections and 2441 deaths in the country.
Domestically infected cases accounted for 3245 new infections, with 28 imported.
More than 77% of the former was in Seoul and the area adjacent to the capital, where about half of the 52 million population lives.
“We estimate that the surge in travel during Thanksgiving holidays and the increase in person-to-person contact may be the main reasons for the surge,” said Jeong Eun-Kyung, director general. ..
She told the briefing that the current outbreak of highly infectious delta mutants has contributed to the proliferation of infections.
She said daily infections could continue to surge over the next week or two, urging people to delay or cancel personal gatherings.
By Friday, 73.5% of the population had been vaccinated at least once and nearly 45% had been fully vaccinated.
S.Korea COVID case exceeds 3000 for the first time
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