South Korea raises national corona risk level from ‘high’ to ‘very high’

South Korean health authorities said they raised the risk level of the nationwide spread of Corona last week to “very high”, the highest level in the five-tier rating system.

The level of risk for the spread of Corona at the national level was “high” for the sixth consecutive week since the 3rd week of January to 4and week of February, but health authorities raised it by one degree to “any week”

Health authorities account on the rating system consisting of 5 levels, which are “very low”, “low”, “moderate”, “high”, “very high”, to assess the level of risk of spreading Corona on a weekly basis in assessing 17 indicators such as the occupancy rate of a family in intensive care in hospitals, the number of serious cases per week and infected people over the age of 60.

The proportion of Omicron cases in the country rose to 100% on March 5, an increase of 0.4% from a week ago, while the proportion of infections imported from abroad reached 99.2%

The proportion of cases infected with Omicron’s new “BA.2” strain accounted for 22.9% of local infections and 47.3% of infections imported from abroad.

The proportion of cases of infection with Omicron’s new “BA.2” strain reached 22.9% of local infections and 47.3% of infections imported from abroad.

Contributed by: Israa Farhan

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