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[속보] 5,869 confirmed cases of COVID-19 nationwide by 6pm… ‘Most at the same time’

As the COVID-19 omicron mutation became the dominant species, the number of confirmed cases approached 6,000 nationwide by 6 pm on the 24th.

According to the quarantine authorities, a total of 5,869 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in 17 cities and provinces across the country from 00:00 to 6pm on the same day.

It is the first case since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Korea that there were more than 5,000 confirmed cases at this time. On the 22nd, the previous record high of 4,791 in the same time period was exceeded, and a new record high came out.

This is an increase of 1,454 people from the same time count the day before.

Last week (17th-23rd), the detection rate of domestic Omicron mutation was 50.3%, confirming that Omicron has become a dominant species in Korea.

By province, Gyeonggi 1739, Seoul 998, Incheon 514, Daegu 473, Busan 322, Gwangju 311, Gyeongbuk 279, Chungnam 266, Daejeon 188, Gyeongnam 156, Jeonnam 151, Jeonbuk 149, Gangwon 139, Chungbuk 98, Sejong 38, Jeju 32, Ulsan 16, etc.

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