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.
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).
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