Connect with us

Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA)

  •  South Korea reported 107 894 new COVID 19 cases as of midnight Wednesday compared to 24 hours ago raising the total number of infections to 20 160 154 the health authorities said Thursday The daily caseload was slightly down from 119 922 the previous day but it was higher than 88 361 tallied a week earlier according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency KDCA For the past week the daily average number of confirmed cases was 89 298 Among the new cases 435 were imported from overseas lifting the total to 46 329 The number of infected people who were in a serious condition stood at 310 up by 26 from the previous day Thirty four more deaths were confirmed leaving the death toll at 25 144 The total fatality rate was 0 12 per cent NewsSourceCredit NAN
    South Korea reports 107,894 new COVID-19 cases
     South Korea reported 107 894 new COVID 19 cases as of midnight Wednesday compared to 24 hours ago raising the total number of infections to 20 160 154 the health authorities said Thursday The daily caseload was slightly down from 119 922 the previous day but it was higher than 88 361 tallied a week earlier according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency KDCA For the past week the daily average number of confirmed cases was 89 298 Among the new cases 435 were imported from overseas lifting the total to 46 329 The number of infected people who were in a serious condition stood at 310 up by 26 from the previous day Thirty four more deaths were confirmed leaving the death toll at 25 144 The total fatality rate was 0 12 per cent NewsSourceCredit NAN
    South Korea reports 107,894 new COVID-19 cases
    Foreign2 months ago

    South Korea reports 107,894 new COVID-19 cases

    South Korea reported 107,894 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Wednesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 20,160,154, the health authorities said Thursday.

    The daily caseload was slightly down from 119,922 the previous day, but it was higher than 88,361 tallied a week earlier, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).

    For the past week, the daily average number of confirmed cases was 89,298. Among the new cases, 435 were imported from overseas, lifting the total to 46,329. The number of infected people who were in a serious condition stood at 310, up by  26 from the previous day.

    Thirty-four more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 25,144. The total fatality rate was 0.12 per cent.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  South Korea reported a record more than 600 000 coronavirus cases on Thursday with officials saying the country was near the peak of an infection wave fueled by Omicron According to WHO data South Korea leads the world in new cases reported in the last seven days with 2 417 174 infections followed by Vietnam with 1 776 045 Thursday s count of 621 328 cases is South Korea s highest daily figure since the pandemic began But critical cases and deaths remain comparatively low in the country of around 52 million where most adults are fully vaccinated and have received a booster shot official data shows We have been bracing ourselves for an increase in the number of patients ever since Omicron became dominant Lee Sang won a senior official with the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency KDCA said on Thursday But even the government model didn t anticipate that many he said The number is much higher than expected he said Health authorities believe South Korea is nearing the peak of an Omicron driven wave but Lee said they were recalculating the scale of confirmed cases or how long the peak period will last Once that s over officials believe the country can begin to return to normal I think this crisis will be the last big crisis in the overall response to Covid 19 Sohn Young rae a senior Health Ministry official said on Wednesday Since the pandemic began in 2020 11 481 people have died from covid in South Korea according to health authorities Its total death rate from Covid is 0 14 percent as of Thursday compared to 0 05 to 0 1 percent for the seasonal flu according to official statistics Omicron s rise and its economic implications will pose an immediate challenge to South Korea s newly elected president Yoon Suk yeol who narrowly won last week Seoul abandoned its trace test and treat approach last month as a dramatic rise in Omicron cases threatened to overwhelm its health system Instead of mass testing and aggressive contact tracing patients with mild or moderate symptoms are now being asked to take care of themselves at home Authorities are also prioritizing PCR tests for people aged 60 and over The country has continued to relax its social distancing rules under pressure from small business owners who say years of Covid restrictions have pushed them over the edge The government is expected to decide this Friday whether to maintain current distancing guidelines such as an 11pm curfew for businesses At the end of this month Seoul will also start vaccinating children between the ages of 5 and 11 Source Credit TheGuardian
    South Korea reports record Covid cases amid Omicron surge
     South Korea reported a record more than 600 000 coronavirus cases on Thursday with officials saying the country was near the peak of an infection wave fueled by Omicron According to WHO data South Korea leads the world in new cases reported in the last seven days with 2 417 174 infections followed by Vietnam with 1 776 045 Thursday s count of 621 328 cases is South Korea s highest daily figure since the pandemic began But critical cases and deaths remain comparatively low in the country of around 52 million where most adults are fully vaccinated and have received a booster shot official data shows We have been bracing ourselves for an increase in the number of patients ever since Omicron became dominant Lee Sang won a senior official with the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency KDCA said on Thursday But even the government model didn t anticipate that many he said The number is much higher than expected he said Health authorities believe South Korea is nearing the peak of an Omicron driven wave but Lee said they were recalculating the scale of confirmed cases or how long the peak period will last Once that s over officials believe the country can begin to return to normal I think this crisis will be the last big crisis in the overall response to Covid 19 Sohn Young rae a senior Health Ministry official said on Wednesday Since the pandemic began in 2020 11 481 people have died from covid in South Korea according to health authorities Its total death rate from Covid is 0 14 percent as of Thursday compared to 0 05 to 0 1 percent for the seasonal flu according to official statistics Omicron s rise and its economic implications will pose an immediate challenge to South Korea s newly elected president Yoon Suk yeol who narrowly won last week Seoul abandoned its trace test and treat approach last month as a dramatic rise in Omicron cases threatened to overwhelm its health system Instead of mass testing and aggressive contact tracing patients with mild or moderate symptoms are now being asked to take care of themselves at home Authorities are also prioritizing PCR tests for people aged 60 and over The country has continued to relax its social distancing rules under pressure from small business owners who say years of Covid restrictions have pushed them over the edge The government is expected to decide this Friday whether to maintain current distancing guidelines such as an 11pm curfew for businesses At the end of this month Seoul will also start vaccinating children between the ages of 5 and 11 Source Credit TheGuardian
    South Korea reports record Covid cases amid Omicron surge
    Foreign7 months ago

    South Korea reports record Covid cases amid Omicron surge

    South Korea reported a record more than 600,000 coronavirus cases on Thursday, with officials saying the country was near the peak of an infection wave fueled by Omicron.

    According to WHO data, South Korea leads the world in new cases reported in the last seven days with 2,417,174 infections, followed by Vietnam with 1,776,045.

    Thursday's count of 621,328 cases is South Korea's highest daily figure since the pandemic began.

    But critical cases and deaths remain comparatively low in the country of around 52 million, where most adults are fully vaccinated and have received a booster shot, official data shows.

    “We have been bracing ourselves for an increase in the number of patients ever since Omicron became dominant,” Lee Sang-won, a senior official with the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), said on Thursday.

    But even the government model didn't anticipate that many, he said.

    "The number is much higher than expected," he said.

    Health authorities believe South Korea is nearing the peak of an Omicron-driven wave, but Lee said they were recalculating "the scale of confirmed cases or how long the 'peak period' will last."

    Once that's over, officials believe the country can begin to return to normal.

    "I think this crisis will be the last big crisis in the overall response to Covid-19," Sohn Young-rae, a senior Health Ministry official, said on Wednesday.

    Since the pandemic began in 2020, 11,481 people have died from covid in South Korea, according to health authorities.

    Its total death rate from Covid is 0.14 percent as of Thursday, compared to 0.05 to 0.1 percent for the seasonal flu, according to official statistics.

    Omicron's rise and its economic implications will pose an immediate challenge to South Korea's newly elected president, Yoon Suk-yeol, who narrowly won last week.

    Seoul abandoned its "trace, test and treat" approach last month as a dramatic rise in Omicron cases threatened to overwhelm its health system.

    Instead of mass testing and aggressive contact tracing, patients with mild or moderate symptoms are now being asked to take care of themselves at home.

    Authorities are also prioritizing PCR tests for people aged 60 and over.

    The country has continued to relax its social distancing rules, under pressure from small business owners who say years of Covid restrictions have pushed them over the edge.

    The government is expected to decide this Friday whether to maintain current distancing guidelines, such as an 11pm curfew for businesses.

    At the end of this month, Seoul will also start vaccinating children between the ages of 5 and 11.

    Source Credit: TheGuardian

  •   President Moon Jae in received his first dose of AstraZeneca s COVID 19 vaccine on Tuesday as he plans to attend a Group of Seven G 7 summit to be held in Britain He received the shot at the Jongno gu public health centre near the presidential compound in Seoul along with first lady Kim Jung sook and nine Cheong Wa Dae officials to accompany them on a trip to Britain in June The G 7 session is scheduled to take place in the seaside resort of Carbis Bay in Cornwall from June 11 to 13 Moon arrived at the facility at 9 a m and soon got his temperature identity and health conditions checked Since you are good at giving a shot it does not hurt at all Moon said while receiving it South Korea began the AstraZeneca vaccination programme for those aged 65 and older on Tuesday following a delay attributable to concerns about its safety Local health authorities stated the previous day that they had found no evidence suggesting a correlation between the vaccine and reports of blood clots The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency KDCA have drawn up a priority list of vaccine takers It allowed an exception for Moon 68 the 66 year old first lady and the Cheong Wa Dae officials including Suh Hoon director of national security for the early inoculation in consideration of diplomacy related urgency The AstraZeneca vaccine required two shots with an interval of eight to 12 weeks The KDCA set the health centre as the venue for the president s vaccination Yonhap NAN NAN
    Moon gets AstraZeneca vaccine shot for G-7 summit
      President Moon Jae in received his first dose of AstraZeneca s COVID 19 vaccine on Tuesday as he plans to attend a Group of Seven G 7 summit to be held in Britain He received the shot at the Jongno gu public health centre near the presidential compound in Seoul along with first lady Kim Jung sook and nine Cheong Wa Dae officials to accompany them on a trip to Britain in June The G 7 session is scheduled to take place in the seaside resort of Carbis Bay in Cornwall from June 11 to 13 Moon arrived at the facility at 9 a m and soon got his temperature identity and health conditions checked Since you are good at giving a shot it does not hurt at all Moon said while receiving it South Korea began the AstraZeneca vaccination programme for those aged 65 and older on Tuesday following a delay attributable to concerns about its safety Local health authorities stated the previous day that they had found no evidence suggesting a correlation between the vaccine and reports of blood clots The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency KDCA have drawn up a priority list of vaccine takers It allowed an exception for Moon 68 the 66 year old first lady and the Cheong Wa Dae officials including Suh Hoon director of national security for the early inoculation in consideration of diplomacy related urgency The AstraZeneca vaccine required two shots with an interval of eight to 12 weeks The KDCA set the health centre as the venue for the president s vaccination Yonhap NAN NAN
    Moon gets AstraZeneca vaccine shot for G-7 summit
    Foreign2 years ago

    Moon gets AstraZeneca vaccine shot for G-7 summit

    President Moon Jae-in received his first dose of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, as he plans to attend a Group of Seven (G-7) summit to be held in Britain.

    He received the shot at the Jongno-gu public health centre near the presidential compound in Seoul, along with first lady Kim Jung-sook and nine Cheong Wa Dae officials to accompany them on a trip to Britain in June.

    The G-7 session is scheduled to take place in the seaside resort of Carbis Bay in Cornwall from June 11 to 13.

    Moon arrived at the facility at 9 a.m. and soon got his temperature, identity and health conditions checked.

    “Since you are good at giving a shot, it does not hurt at all,” Moon said, while receiving it.

    South Korea began the AstraZeneca vaccination programme for those aged 65 and older on Tuesday following a delay attributable to concerns about its safety.

    Local health authorities stated the previous day that they had found no evidence suggesting a correlation between the vaccine and reports of blood clots.

    The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) have drawn up a priority list of vaccine takers.

    It allowed an exception for Moon, 68; the 66-year-old first lady; and the Cheong Wa Dae officials, including Suh Hoon, director of national security, for the early inoculation in consideration of diplomacy-related urgency.

    The AstraZeneca vaccine required two shots with an interval of eight to 12 weeks.

    The KDCA set the health centre as the venue for the president’s vaccination. (Yonhap/NAN)

    (NAN)

  •  Health authorities in South Korea said on Thursday that the country would resume offering free seasonal flu shots in phases a month after suspending the programme amid safety concerns over mishandled vaccines during storage According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency KDCA the nationwide free flu shot scheme would restart on Tuesday KDCA said the vaccines would be administered first to those in the ages between 13 and 18 and would also be given to elderly citizens until the end of the year The programme was halted on Sept 22 after some of the inactivated vaccines were exposed to room temperatures during shipping However the agency said the subsequent quality tests and inspections on the vaccines found no safety problems Despite the test results the agency decided to collect 480 000 doses that could have low potency as part of precautionary measures In order to prevent any recurrences KDCA vowed to strengthen the monitoring of the vaccine distribution process South Korea government has provided free flu shots to prevent a potential twindemic during winter as respiratory viruses including influenza and COVID 19 have nearly identical symptoms including fever and sore throat HLM Edited By Hadiza Mohammed Emmanuel Yashim Source NAN
    Gov’t to resume free flu vaccines programme after safety concerns cleared
     Health authorities in South Korea said on Thursday that the country would resume offering free seasonal flu shots in phases a month after suspending the programme amid safety concerns over mishandled vaccines during storage According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency KDCA the nationwide free flu shot scheme would restart on Tuesday KDCA said the vaccines would be administered first to those in the ages between 13 and 18 and would also be given to elderly citizens until the end of the year The programme was halted on Sept 22 after some of the inactivated vaccines were exposed to room temperatures during shipping However the agency said the subsequent quality tests and inspections on the vaccines found no safety problems Despite the test results the agency decided to collect 480 000 doses that could have low potency as part of precautionary measures In order to prevent any recurrences KDCA vowed to strengthen the monitoring of the vaccine distribution process South Korea government has provided free flu shots to prevent a potential twindemic during winter as respiratory viruses including influenza and COVID 19 have nearly identical symptoms including fever and sore throat HLM Edited By Hadiza Mohammed Emmanuel Yashim Source NAN
    Gov’t to resume free flu vaccines programme after safety concerns cleared
    Foreign2 years ago

    Gov’t to resume free flu vaccines programme after safety concerns cleared

    Health authorities in South Korea said on Thursday that the country would resume offering free seasonal flu shots in phases, a month after suspending the programme amid safety concerns over mishandled vaccines during storage.

    According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), the nationwide free flu shot scheme would restart on Tuesday.

    KDCA said the vaccines would be administered first to those in the ages between 13 and 18 and would also be given to elderly citizens until the end of the year.

    The programme was halted on Sept. 22, after some of the inactivated vaccines were exposed to room temperatures during shipping.

    However, the agency said the subsequent quality tests and inspections on the vaccines found no safety problems.

    Despite the test results, the agency decided to collect 480,000 doses that could have low potency as part of precautionary measures.

    In order to prevent any recurrences, KDCA vowed to strengthen the monitoring of the vaccine distribution process.

    South Korea government has provided free flu shots to prevent a potential “twindemic” during winter, as respiratory viruses, including influenza and COVID-19, have nearly identical symptoms, including fever and sore throat.

    HLM/

    (
    Edited By: Hadiza Mohammed/Emmanuel Yashim)
    Source: NAN