Some 55,000 people tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday, a nearly 50 percent slump from the day before yet 1.24 times more than a week earlier.
New Covid-19 infections nearly doubled in a week to rise above 18,000 Tuesday, triggered by a more contagious Omicron subvariant called BA.5.
A Covid-19 testing site near Seoul Station is almost empty as new coronavirus cases fell to 5,022 Monday from 9,835 a day earlier, the lowest number in 139 days. Daily infections have fallen from an all-time high of over 620,000 in mid-March.
More private hospitals across the country are dedicating themselves to treating solely Covid-19 patients as Korea continues to see a record number of critical cases.
New Covid-19 infections soared past 7,000 for the first time Wednesday, signaling that the pandemic's fourth wave is only getting worse, with the number of critically ill patients also reaching a record high.
With breakthrough infections rising in Korea, more fully vaccinated people are ending up in the hospital with severe illnesses like pneumonia.
Korea’s critically ill Covid-19 patients hit another record on Tuesday with nearly 500 cases, close to the hospital system's breaking point.
The number of Covid-19 patients in critical condition reached a new high after two months on Tuesday, just a week after the country lifted most of its distancing restrictions.
Korea reported more than 2,000 Covid-19 cases for a fifth consecutive day on Sunday, fueling concerns over a virus resurgence amid the country's return to normalcy.
Health authorities warned Tuesday that Covid-19 infections may spike in the following week as a result of the Halloween festivities over the weekend coupled with the newly eased distancing restrictions.