The number of new COVID-19 cases reached 10,000 for the fourth day in a row. The death toll fell again to below 20 in five days.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) announced that there were 12,654 new confirmed cases as of 00:00 on the 29th. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the cumulative number of confirmed cases so far is 18,08323.
The number of confirmed cases by region was 5,289 in the metropolitan area alone, including 2,018 in Seoul, 2,839 in Gyeonggi, and 432 in Incheon. In addition, Busan 538, Daegu 794, Gwangju 420, Daejeon 446, Ulsan 394, Sejong 140, Gangwon 468, Chungbuk 457, Chungnam 631, Jeonbuk 520, Jeonnam 467, Gyeongbuk 1,008, There were 817 confirmed cases in Gyeongnam and 257 in Jeju. There are 26 confirmed cases imported from overseas.
There were 19 deaths. The cumulative death toll stood at 24,158. The number of patients with severe severe cases was 188, down by 8 from the previous day. The fatality rate is 0.13% and there are 107 hospitalized patients.
There were 12,852 new home-treated patients and 12825 total home-treated patients. Of these, 6,991 were in the high-risk group, the intensive management group. The bed utilization rate was 12.5% for severe cases, 16.3% for semi-severe cases, 12.7% for moderate cases, and 4.9% for living treatment centers.
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