South Korea Records Highest COVID-19 Cases Since Last Year

South Korea Records Highest COVID-19 Caseload Since December

SOUTH KOREA RECORDS HIGHEST CASELOAD – The government of South Korea recently recorded the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases since last year.

Korea had long been lauded for its quick and effective coronavirus response. Due to their initiatives with contact tracing and isolation, Korea had been a prime example for countries all around the globe.

However, South Korea’s Prime Minister Kim Boo-Kyum announced that the country had recorded over 1,200 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. This was the highest caseload the country had since December of 2020.

Because of this, Kim stated that social distancing protocols would be extended and tightened for the next few days. Furthermore, the new spike in cases was attributed to the spread of the highly contagious “Delta Variant”.

According to Kim, the virus was spreading quickly among unvaccinated adults in their 20s and 30s, and he advised people to get tested ahead of time. Currently, Korea has vaccinated around 30% of the countries population of 52 million individuals with at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.

To achieve herd immunization, countries need to vaccinate at least 70% of the population. In the Philippines, the government aims to achieve this number by November of 2021.

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