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South Korea: 50% vaccine breakthrough for new Covid-19 cases

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About half of new COVID-19 cases in the South Korea over the past two weeks were breakthrough infections.

South Korea said Friday the number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition hit a record high as the daily caseload stayed above 2,300 for the third consecutive day amid eased antivirus curbs.

The country reported 2,368 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total caseload to 390,719, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency.

The number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition hit an all-time high of 475. The figure rose to over 400 on Saturday for the first time since end-August to come to 411 and has been on a rise throughout the week.

Breakthrough infections mean positive cases among fully vaccinated people. About half of new COVID-19 cases in the country over the past two weeks were breakthrough infections, according to the health authorities.

Yonhap News Agency report

 

 

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