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647 patients with severe COVID-19… Highest ever

Citizens line up for screening at the Chuncheon City Health Center, Gangwon-do, on the 27th, when the number of new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) cases in Gangwon-do is increasing. Chuncheon = Yonhap News

The number of cases of severe COVID-19 across the country broke the record for six days in a row. The number of deaths from COVID-19 is the highest on record.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said that as of 00:00 on the 28th, there were 647 critically ill patients in the hospital. The number is the largest since the outbreak of COVID-19, an increase of 13 from the previous day.

There were also 56 new deaths, the highest one-day death toll ever recorded. The cumulative death toll was 3,548, with a fatality rate of 0.8%.

There were 3,928 new confirmed cases that day, of which 3,893 were confirmed in Korea. There were 3,027 cases in the metropolitan area alone, with 1,668 cases in Seoul, 1,083 cases in Gyeonggi, and 276 cases in Incheon. In addition, Busan 147, Chungnam 120, Daegu 106, Gyeongbuk 103, Gyeongnam 88, Gangwon 61, Daejeon 53, Gwangju 52, Jeonbuk 44, Jeju 35, Jeonnam 25, Chungbuk 23, There were 5 confirmed cases in Sejong and 4 in Ulsan.

The number of confirmed cases imported from abroad stood at 35.

Meanwhile, a total of 42.51,125 people have responded to the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine since February. The rate of primary vaccination is 82.8% of the total population. A total of 40,0924 people had completed the second vaccination, accounting for 79.7% of the population.

Park So-young reporter


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