Keep going higher!The number of confirmed cases in South Korea has surpassed 10,000 for the first time


South Korea reported 13,012 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 762,983, according to the Central Epidemic Prevention And Control Headquarters on Monday.A total of 32 new deaths were reported, bringing the total death toll to 6,620.It is the first time since the outbreak began that South Korea has seen more than 10,000 new cases in a single day.The number of newly confirmed cases in South Korea has continued to rise in a single day in recent days as the omicron strain of the more contagious novel coronavirus has rapidly spread.Sohn Young-rae, an official with South Korea’s Central Emergency Response Department, said on a radio program that the country could see 20,000 to 30,000 new cases in a single day in February.In response to the omicron strain, the South Korean government has decided to implement a new COVID-19 diagnosis and epidemiological investigation system.Gwangju, South Jeolla Province, and Pyeongtaek and Anseong in Gyeonggi Province, which have a high incidence of Omicron infection, will be the first to implement a new diagnosis and treatment system called “Omicron response Model” starting Monday.Under this model, high-risk groups will be given priority for nucleic acid testing, while other groups will receive rapid antigen testing or purchase self-testing kits;At the same time, the quarantine period for home patients who have completed COVID-19 vaccination will be shortened from 10 days to seven days.The system will be rolled out nationwide from February 3.

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