43,286 confirmed cases… Less than 500 cases in 67 days of severe severe illness (total)

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As the prevalence of Omicron mutations in Korea continued to decline, the number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded 40,000 on the 30th.

The Central Defense Response Headquarters announced that as of 00:00 on the same day, there were 43,286 new confirmed cases, bringing the total to 17,237,878.

The number of new confirmed cases is 7,282 fewer than the previous day (5568).

The daily number of confirmed cases has been below 100,000 for ten days since the 21st (9852 people).

As of Saturday, the number of confirmed cases is also decreasing every week.

The number of new confirmed cases on this day was 32,146 fewer than on the 23rd (75,432) a week ago, and 64,609 compared to the 16th (107,895) two weeks ago (107,895). decreased.

It is the first time in 12 weeks since February 5 (36,338 people) that the number of new confirmed cases fell below 50,000 on Saturday.

The number of patients with gastritis is also on the decline.

The total number of patients with severe severe cases on this day was 490, down 36 from the previous day (526), ​​down to 400.

The number of patients with severe cases soared to the maximum of 1,300 since February 22 (480), and then dropped to the 400 in 67 days.

Quarantine authorities and research institutes anticipate that the number of severe cases will decrease to less than 500 after the first week of May and drop to around 300 after the third week of May.

The nationwide utilization rate of critically ill beds was 26.3% (731 out of 2,781 used) as of 00:00 on the same day. It decreased by 1.3 percentage points from the previous day (27.6%).

The utilization rate of semi-severe beds, which treats patients who are likely to improve or worsen from severe to severe, is 32.6%.

The number of home therapists staying at home without hospitalization was 37948, down 21,758 from the previous day (392,706).

There are 32,471 people in the intensive management group who receive health monitoring from home treatment management medical institutions, and the rest are general management groups who manage their health at home.

The number of deaths continues to decrease.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 patients who died the day before was 70, 66 fewer than the previous day (136). The number of new deaths soared to the mid-to-late 400s a day on the 24th of last month (469 people), but recently dropped to around 100.

When looking at the death toll by age, those aged 80 and over accounted for the most with 35 (50.0%), followed by 18 in their 70s, 11 in their 60s, 4 in their 50s, and 1 in their 40s. One additional death was reported for children aged 0-9.

The total cumulative death toll was 22,794, and the cumulative fatality rate of COVID-19 was 0.13%.

The government decided to lift the obligation to wear a mask outdoors from next week, judging that the number of confirmed cases, critically ill patients, and deaths has been declining and the medical system is relatively stable.

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However, the duty to wear a mask will remain in the event of gatherings, events, performances, and sports events with a high risk of infection due to crowds and shouts.

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Looking at the routes of infection of the new confirmed cases, 43,274 local cases and 12 imported cases are from overseas.

The number of regional confirmed cases was 18,757 (43.3%) in the metropolitan area, including 1342 in Gyeonggi, 6,455 in Seoul, and 1,960 in Incheon.

By region, the number of confirmed cases including overseas inflows was 1343 in Gyeonggi, 6,455 in Seoul, 2,868 in North Gyeongsang, 2,717 in Gyeongnam, 2,316 in Daegu, 2,263 in Jeonnam, 2,31 in Busan. Jeonbuk 1,998, Incheon 1,960, Chungnam 1,943, Gwangju 1,655, Gangwon 1,644, Chungbuk 1,471, Daejeon 1,458, Ulsan 995, Sejong 382 .

The number of daily new confirmed cases for one week from the 24th was 64,704 → 34,361 → 83,49 → 76,775 → 57,460 → 55,68 → 43,286 people, an average of 58,215 people per day.

On the previous day, a total of 82,74 diagnostic tests were conducted at the screening clinic.

On the other hand, the completion rate of the COVID-19 vaccine (the rate of completion of basic vaccination) was 86.8% (cumulative 44,546,926 people) as of 00:00 on the day. The third vaccination was completed by 64.5% of the total population (cumulative 33,118,863 people).

The primary vaccination rate for children aged 5-11 is 1.6%.

The fourth vaccination rate was 4.0%, and in the case of the age group over 60, 14.1% of the population completed the fourth vaccination.

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