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South Korea records a total of 171,673 breakthrough Covid cases

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South Korea has recorded a total of 171,673 breakthrough Covid-19 infections, which refer to vaccinated people who became infected with the virus, according to health officials on Monday.

According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, the number of people who tested positive for Covid-19 after receiving two vaccine doses in the country stood at 171,673 as of December 26. (KDCA).

According to the Xinhua news agency, it accounted for 0.414 percent of the fully vaccinated population, which reached 41,484,528 on December 26.

It is known that two weeks after receiving the full vaccination, people can be protected from the coronavirus.

According to the KDCA, there were 2,200 critically ill patients among the total breakthrough cases.

The death toll has risen to 1,058.

On December 26, 3,775 people were infected with Covid-19 after receiving booster shots, accounting for 0.06 percent of the total 6,309,462 people who received the booster shots.

The Asian country reported 3,129 more confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 642,207.

For the past two days, the daily caseload has remained below 4,000.

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