South Korea’s COVID-19 rate is much lower than that of the United States and Japan, according to the country’s health authorities

2022-05-31 0 By

According to a study released by South Korea’s Central Epidemic Prevention And Control Headquarters, the number of severe COVID-19 cases in South Korea is on the rise due to the spread of a mutant strain of Omicron, but the figure is still much lower than in the United States and Japan, Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday.The south Korean Countermeasures Headquarters compared the number of severe COVID-19 cases since the omicron outbreak with those in France, the United States, Germany, Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom, and found that the number of severe COVID-19 cases in South Korea stood at six per one million people between March 8 and 14.That was far lower than 49 cases in France, 46.3 in the United States, 29.5 in Germany, 23.7 in Canada, 14.6 in Japan and 6.1 in the United Kingdom during the same period.Ko Jae-young, a spokesman for the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KCDC), said the number of severe cases is expected to increase as omicron continues to spread across the country.