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The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) reported an additional 395,598 confirmed COVID-19 cases today, bringing the country total to 10,822,836 since the beginning of the pandemic and 8,323,648 cases in the past 28 days alone–the most on the planet.

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Today’s total is down from the 490,000 cases reported yesterday.

470 fatalities were reported, with a cumulative death toll of 13,902 (fatality rate of 0.13%).

Among the new confirmed cases in Korea, 71,177 (18.0%) are of the high-risk group over the age of 60 and 97,791 (24.7%) are of those under the age of 18.

The total number of COVID-19 beds is 52,550. The bed utilization rate was 64.6% for very severe beds, 68.8% for semi-severe beds, and 42.1% for moderate beds. The utilization rate of life treatment centers is 23.5%.

As of March 24, there are 1,873,582 home-treated patients. Yesterday, there were 408,031 new home treatment patients (213,995 in the metropolitan area, 194,036 in the non-metropolitan area).