The number of cases of the omicron strain is rising exponentially, with more than one million confirmed cases in South Korea

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People wearing face masks wait for a bus in Seoul, South Korea, Jan. 18, 2019.(Xinhua) — South Korea has reported 38,691 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest number in a single day since the outbreak began in the country, according to the country’s health ministry on Monday.The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in The country reached 1,009,688, with 6,873 deaths.South Korea is facing an increasingly severe situation of COVID-19 with the rapid spread of a mutant strain of omicron in the country.In the past two weeks, the number of new infections has risen exponentially.Two weeks ago, on Jan. 23, 7,511 new cases were reported in South Korea, and two weeks later, nearly 40,000 new cases were reported in a single day.As a result, the cumulative number of infected people is rising rapidly.It took more than a year and 10 months from the first case to the 500,000 cumulative cases, and only two months from the 500,000 to the 1 million cumulative cases.(The number of COVID-19 cases in South Korea has exceeded 1 million, with the omicron strain increasing exponentially.)