New COVID-19 cases in South Korea reached their highest total in 83 days on Tuesday, marking a dramatic increase from the previous day’s total. This comes despite ongoing worries that the nation may see a seasonal increase in the number of viral infections.
According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, the nation has recorded 77,604 new instances of COVID-19 infections, which includes 84 cases imported from other countries, increasing the total number of cases to 27,408,854.
The number has increased significantly since it stood at 23,160 on Monday, which is typically a time when daily infection instances tend to decrease owing to fewer tests being conducted over the weekend.
It is at an all-time high since the nation recorded 93,949 new cases on September 14 of this year. Prior to a week ago, the same number was 71,461, and prior to two weeks ago, it was 72,858.
The number of fatalities caused by COVID-19 throughout the nation increased by 24, bringing the total to 30,793.
The number of patients who were considered to be in critical condition dropped from 458 on Monday to 443 today.
People in South Korea are avoiding the colder weather by spending more time inside, which increases their likelihood of being infected with the coronavirus. This has led to an increase in the number of cases of the virus in recent weeks.
The use of face masks inside of buildings is still required in South Korea since the government there considers this to be an important preventative step against the spread of the illness.