Daily Covid-19 cases swell to 71000, 56% say Covid infringed on their human rights – KBR

Korea's new Covid-19 cases spiked to over 71,000 on Tuesday amid concerns that daily infections could sharply rise again ahead of the winter months.
The country reported 71,476 new COVID-19 infections, including 84 cases from overseas, bringing the total caseload to 27,031,319, according to data from the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).
Tuesday's tally sharply increased from 22,327 reported Monday but is smaller than the Tuesday tally for the past three weeks.
The nation also added 41 deaths from Covid-19, raising the death toll to 30,454. Critically ill patients remained stagnant at 491.
Meanwhile, a recently conducted survey showed that 56 percent of the public believed Covid-19 negatively affected their human rights.
According to the 2022 Human Rights Consciousness Survey released by the National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday, the most serious violation of human rights was the infringement of property rights of small business owners and self-employed people due to business restrictions, accounting for 43.5 percent of respondents.
A similar portion of respondents also said that isolation of the vulnerable due to the care gap, followed by 28.2 percent citing vaccination discrimination due to Covid-19 infection were human rights infringements.
However, 73.1 percent of the respondents said they did not respond when they were violated or discriminated against. Some of these views might help explain the slow vaccination rate which persists across the nation.
Accordingly, the figures only marginally increased bringing the tally to 44.7 million fully vaccinated individuals in Korea with about 33.70 million people receiving their first booster shots, and 7.59 million with second booster shots.