South Korea’s Central Epidemic Prevention and Response Headquarters announced today (December 10) that there have been 682 new confirmed cases in South Korea in the past 24 hours, of which 489 are from the capital circle.
According to Yonhap News Agency, South Korea’s new confirmed cases exceeded 650 for two consecutive days, and it took only 19 days for the cumulative number of confirmed cases to increase from 30,000 to 40,000.
South Korea’s Health and Welfare Minister Park Linghou said that under the current epidemic situation, there is a risk that the epidemic prevention and elimination and the affordability of the medical system are close to the limit.
In response to the shortage of beds in response to the worsening of the epidemic, Seoul has started to convert containers into temporary hospital wards for the first time since the outbreak of the epidemic.
Since the 8th, the South Korean government has further tightened epidemic prevention measures and began to add temporary screening points in the capital circle, focusing on COVID-19 testing.