The health authorities registered in South Korea Highest daily injury toll Corona virus Since the start of the pandemic, it has crossed 30,000 infections for the first time amid the rapid spread of the strain Omicron mutated from Corona.
And the South Korean Agency for Disease Control and Prevention said – according to the South Korean news agency “Yonhap”, today, “Saturday”, that 36,362 new injuries were recorded, bringing the total injuries to 971,18 cases.
The agency added that the number of daily injuries exceeded 30 thousand, only 3 days after it exceeded 20 thousand injuries for the first time on February 2, with 20 thousand and 269 cases recorded, while the sharp rise in daily injuries has not yet led to an increase in deaths and serious cases of corona.
She indicated that 22 deaths were recorded, bringing the number of deaths to 6,858, or 0.71%.
On Friday, the South Korean government decided to extend existing social distancing rules for an additional two weeks, as the country struggles to contain the mutated Omicron strain.
It is noteworthy that the European Commission issued recommendations on Friday, November 26, that it is necessary to stop flights to all countries in which the new mutation of the Corona virus appears.
The World Health Organization said that the new mutation of the Corona virus is worrisome, noting that the world may need weeks to understand its nature.
The organization added that it will ask countries to take more measures in order to confront the new mutator that has begun to spread around the world, stressing that it will share with all countries the available information about the new Corona mutator.
And a number of scientists had made the discovery of a new mutant from the Corona virus, which they said contains a protein that is radically different from the original virus.
The British agency added that the new mutant is the most important challenge facing the world now.
According to news reports, the first appearance of the new mutant of corona “B.1.1.529 32”, which scientists called “Botswana” at first, was in South Africa before it was called the Omicron mutant.
And called omicron cam, the World Health Organization used to choose letters from the Greek alphabet to call mutagens, such as alpha, beta and gamma, and omicron means the number 15 in Greek.
She pointed out that the new mutant carries a large number of mutations that may help the virus evade immune cells in the human body, and thus is of great concern to scientists.