Up to ‘Ibushield’, a treatment for the 4th inoculation
Fast track, on-call hospital, welfare service linkage
[서울=뉴시스] Reporter Kim Geun-soo = Citizens are waiting to be tested at the screening test center at the Seodaemun-gu Public Health Center in Seoul on the morning of the 20th. 2022.08.20. [email protected]
[서울=뉴시스] Reporter Gu Mu-seo = As the number of COVID-19 deaths continues to rise, the highest in about four months, the government seems to be making every effort to protect the high-risk groups.
According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) on the 21st, the number of new deaths as of 00:00 the previous day was 84.
This is the highest number in 113 days since 136 people on April 29.
The number of COVID-19 deaths remained in the 20-30 range just a month ago, but as the sixth epidemic continues, the number of deaths has increased, and the number of deaths has increased for the last two days in a row, with an average of 59.1 deaths per week.
As a result, the monthly death toll also stands at 912 so far, nearly double the 513 last month.
The death toll from COVID-19 is mainly concentrated in high-risk groups, such as the elderly.
Of the 330 deaths reported in the second week of August, 316, or 95.8%, were over the age of 50.
The government is making every effort to protect high-risk groups to reduce human casualties such as deaths.
Vaccination against COVID-19 is one of the preventive measures that the government has been emphasizing.
According to the Corona 19 Vaccination Response Promotion Team, the risk of death through the completion of the fourth vaccination was reduced by 96.3% compared to the unvaccinated group, 80% compared to the second vaccination group, and 75% compared to the third vaccination group.
As of 00:00 on the 19th, the fourth vaccination rate for the elderly in their 60s and older was 41.3%, and the vaccination rate compared to those who were vaccinated was 46.1%.
A total of 473 people received ‘Ibushield’ for the preventive antibody injection provided to patients who have difficulty in forming immunity, and 1512 people have reserved their use.
In the medical system, ‘fast track’ is being applied for rapid diagnosis and treatment of high-risk groups.
The number of ‘one-stop medical institutions’, which integrates tests, prescriptions for food treatment, and face-to-face treatment, has been expanded to 13, and is currently undergoing inspections for improvement.
In order to increase the use of oral medicines with a low prescription rate, 2,148 pharmacies in charge of oral medicines have been expanded as of the 18th, and more are planned in the future. Even large hospitals at hospital level or higher are pushing for system reform to induce prescriptions for edible medicines.
From this weekend, weekend on-call hospitals will be operated for severe emergency patients, patients awaiting surgery, and childbirth and pediatric patients.
In addition, after the abolition of the intensive home treatment group, the community welfare service is linked to check the health status of the vulnerable, such as the elderly living alone, who were in the blind spot of health care.
Health and welfare business personnel, such as customized care for the elderly and home care services, visit or make phone calls to check the presence of respiratory symptoms in the elderly living alone, and link treatment if necessary.
Son Young-rae, head of the social strategy division at the Central Accident Resolving Headquarters (heavy-subon) of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, said at a briefing on the 19th that “the number of deaths is expected to continue to increase as the number of confirmed cases continues to increase.” We will continue to strengthen our efforts to protect the high-risk groups and vulnerable groups because we can minimize the number of deaths by lowering them.”
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