In South Korea, severe heat exceeding 30 degrees continues, and heat stroke patients are occurring all over the country. With rain forecast for next week due to Typhoon Khanun, the Korea Meteorological Administration expects the temperature to rise above 35 degrees in most areas for the foreseeable future.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's heat stroke emergency room monitoring system on August 6th, there were 96 heat stroke patients and one death across the country on August 5th. The number of heat stroke patients, which recorded 4 cases on July 23rd continues to increase, and 96 cases occurred on August 4th.
A total of 1,719 people suffered from heatstroke from May 20th to August 5th, 517 more than in the same period last year. During the same period, 21 people were estimated to have died from heatstroke this year, nearly four times more than last year (6 cases).
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one to two people a day are presumed to have died from heatstroke for the past five days in August.
On the 5th day, 3 out of 10 heatstroke patients (29.7%) were aged 65 years or older. By time zone and place of occurrence, heatstroke occurred most frequently between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm (17.9%) and in outdoor workplaces (31.7%).
The intense heat is expected to continue for some time. The Japan Meteorological Agency said, "In most areas of the country, the maximum sensible temperature rises to around 35 degrees Celsius, and hot weather continues."
In particular △ Adequate water and salt intake △ Refrain from strenuous outdoor activities △ Health management and health checks for the elderly and chronically ill △ Prepare shade for outdoor work It called for particular attention to the temperature control of the livestock barns of livestock farmers.
Published : 2023/08/13 13:13 KST
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