The country reported a total of 54,122 COVID-19 infections over a 24-hour period, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, surpassing the previous record high of 49,567 logged Wednesday.
The health authorities have warned that the daily tally could reach 170,000 by around the end of February.
The proportion of the population who have received full doses of a coronavirus vaccine stood at 86.1 percent as of Thursday, while 56 percent were inoculated with booster shots, the KDCA said.
Source: South Korea reports over 50,000 daily COVID-19 cases for 1st time
Chloe Kim did it again, soaring to another Olympic gold medal in the halfpipe.
She arrived at the 2018 Olympics to the embrace of a warm South Korean crowd, a loving family and instant stardom. It all seemed so easy.
The 2022 Olympic halfpipe final promised none of that — few fans, closer competition and the unrelenting pressure to repeat. Yet Kim did it again, soaring to another gold medal at Genting Snow Park.
Her winning score, a 94, left her well above Queralt Castellet of Spain, who earned the silver medal, and Sena Tomita of Japan, who won bronze.
Book banning, white supremacy and the gun culture are among the reasons Jews consistently vote Republican in small numbers, and that could shrink even more.
Source: GOP: From the party of Lincoln to the cult of Donald – opinion – The Jerusalem Post