South Korea 🇰🇷
Covid pandemic: Country Details
- Total Cases
- increased by65,207
- New Deaths
- increased by68
Covid in South Korea: case counts, deaths, and statistics
Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, is a contagious disease caused by a virus, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2. The first known case was identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. The disease quickly spread worldwide, resulting in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Symptoms of Covid are variable, but often include fever, cough, headache, fatigue, breathing difficulties, loss of smell, and loss of taste. Symptoms may begin one to fourteen days after exposure to the virus. At least a third of people who are infected do not develop noticeable symptoms. Of those people who develop symptoms noticeable enough to be classed as patients, most develop mild to moderate symptoms, up to mild pneumonia, while 14% develop severe symptoms, such as dyspnoea, hypoxia, or more than 50% lung involvement on imaging. About 5% develop critical symptoms, like respiratory failure, shock, or multiorgan dysfunction.
Older people are at a higher risk of developing severe symptoms. Some people continue to experience a range of effects, called long COVID for months after recovery, and damage to organs has been observed. Multi-year studies are underway to further investigate the long-term effects of the disease.
This page shows data for the Covid virus currently circulating in South Korea. This outbreak is part of the larger pandemic taking place in Asia, specifically in Eastern Asia.
Based on the most recent reports available from the government in Seoul, health authorities in South Korea have reported 65,207 new cases and 68 new deaths. The people of South Korea have experienced 28,996,347 total cases since the start of the pandemic.
You can use the charts on this page to explore the spread of Covid in South Korea. Lastly, you can see how the South Korea Covid situation compares with the situation globally on the covid-tracker.com homepage.
South Korea: Total Covid Cases
South Korea: New Covid Cases
South Korea: Covid Deaths
South Korea: New Covid Deaths
Source: Our World In Data. Last update: Fri Dec 30 2022