For the first time, daily COVID-19 infections in South Korea surpassed the 30,000 mark on Friday (February 4). It also exceeded This number is due to the more transmissible Omicron variant as seen from the experience of countries like the Philippines. Because of the relatively low number of deaths and severe infections, South Korea is planning to shift its COVID management.
The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters stated that it would thoroughly examine the possibility of switching to a medical system similar to seasonal flu. This is all while taking into consideration the medical system’s capacity, final severity rate, and fatality rate.
According to Kim Tak, an infectious disease professor at Soonchunhyang University Hospital, the size of the epidemic due to Omicron has grown to an extent where it is unlikely to respond in the same way that it has in the previous two years.
He explained, “In the short term, each person must share some degree of risk and try to minimize the damage.” He insisted that individuals must plan ahead of time by learning how to act when infected.
The total number of COVID-19 confirmed patients in Korea has surpassed one million after two years since January 2020.