South Korea’s Central Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters reported on the 3rd that as of 0:00 on the 3rd, more than 119,000 new confirmed cases of the new crown were added in South Korea in the past 24 hours, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases exceeded 20 million, reaching 20,052,305. This means that about two-fifths of South Koreans have been infected with the new coronavirus.
On July 13, people wearing masks walked on the streets of Seoul, South Korea.
According to reports, South Korea reported 26 new deaths on the 2nd, bringing the total number of deaths to 25,110; there are 284 severe cases.
Recently, the mutated new coronavirus Omicron subtype strain BA.5 has accelerated in South Korea, resulting in a sharp rebound in the epidemic. The Central Epidemic Prevention Countermeasures Headquarters stated on the 2nd that in the week from July 24th to 30th, among the newly confirmed cases nationwide, the number of cases infected with the Omicron subtype strain BA.5 accounted for 66.8%, which indicates that the Austrian The Mikron subtype strain BA.5 has become the predominant strain in Korea.
According to the latest data released by the Korean New Crown Vaccination Promotion Team, as of 0:00 on the 3rd, 87% of the Korean population had completed two doses of the new crown vaccine, and 65.2% of the population had received the third dose of the vaccine. 11.3% of the population has received the fourth dose of the vaccine.
（Xinhua News Agency）