number of new confirmed cases remained at 100 on the 17th day, with the outbreak of the corona19 group centered on the metropolitan area.
The government repeatedly demanded that the trend of corona reduction is slow and that return homes and travel during this Chuseok holiday be as little as possible.
This is reporter Je Hee-won.
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new corona 19 confirmed cases was counted as 110 as of 0:00 am on the 19th.
Among the new confirmed cases, 106 cases occurred in Korea and 4 were inflows from overseas.
The number of people decreased by 16 from the previous day, showing a slight decrease for two days in a row, but the number of small-scale group infections in offices and churches in the metropolitan area continued to increase and recorded 100 people on the 17th.
Looking at 106 confirmed cases in Korea by region, 90 confirmed cases were found in the metropolitan area alone, including 38 in Seoul, 41 in Gyeonggi, and 11 in Incheon.
16 people were added from non-capital regions, including 4 people in Chungnam and Gyeongbuk, 2 people in each of Busan, Daegu and Daejeon, and 1 in each of Chungbuk and Jeonbuk.
There were 5 confirmed cases at the Seoul Regional Taxation Office in Jongno-gu, Seoul, and at least 14 were confirmed for Kia Motors Sohari Plant in Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi-do.
In addition, the number of cumulative confirmed cases related to K-Health Industry, a mask company in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, increased to 32, 17 related to Nambu Church in Bucheon, Gyeonggi, and 18 people related to Park Ae-won, a mental care facility in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do.
The number of gastric and severe cases increased by 2 to 152.
The death toll increased by 1, so far 378 people have died from Corona 19.
The government said, "The trend of decreasing the number of confirmed patients is progressing slowly," and asked "Please refrain from visiting and traveling to your hometown as much as possible so that this Chuseok does not become the frenzy of the spread of infection."