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(AMPLIACIÓN) Los casos nuevos de coronavirus en Corea del Sur caen por debajo de 70.000

Seoul, July 22 (Yonhap) — The new cases of coronavirus in South Korea have fallen below 70,000, this Friday, but the number is almost 10 times higher than a month ago, amid the spread of a subvariante de la ómicron highly transmissible.

The country registered 68,632 new cases of COVID-19, including 323 imports, bringing the total to 19,077,659, said the Agency for Disease Control and Prevention in South Korea (KDCA, according to its acronym in English).

The number of this Friday was 9.5 times higher than the 7,218 cases reported on June 24.

La cifra diaria se duplicó con creces, el martes, hasta 73.573, frente a los 26.282 del día anterior, y alcanzó los 76.402, el miércoles, y 71.170, el jueves.

The subvariant BA.5 has propagated rapidly, since the end of June, with the beginning of the vacation season. La cifra diaria superó los 10,000, el 29 de June, por primera vez en alrededor de tres semanas, antes de saltar a más de 20,000, el 9 de julio, y superar los 40,000, el miércoles de la semana pasada.

The KDCA reported 31 deaths related to the virus, this Friday, bringing the total to 24,825. La tasa de mortality se situó en el 0.13 percent.

El número de pacientes en estado grave se situó en 130, increasing with respect to los 107 of the previous day.

The subvariant BA.5 represented 52 percent of the total number of cases of COVID-19, including imported infections, in the third week of July, an increase compared to 24 percent of the first week, he said. KDCA.

To prevent a major spread of the virus, the Government recommends receiving the fourth dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 to those over 50 years old, as well as those over 18 years old who suffer from underlying diseases, starting Monday.

Previously, only persons older than 60 years of age and those with immune disorders were eligible for the fourth dose of the vaccine.

Para finales de este mes, el Gobierno ampliará, from alrededor de 6,400 a 10,000, el número de centros de “servicio integral” para el tratamiento contra el COVID-19, donde las pueden desde realizarse una prueba hasta recibir servicios medicos in personales y medicamentos antivirals.

La decisión tiene lugar en momentos en los que el país se frontena a un nuevo repunte del virus impulsado por la BA.5, conocida por ser más transmissible y resistente a la imunidad, en comprásiona con las versions previas.