Did you spend safely on the second day of Chuseok? The number of new COVID-19 cases was around 1,900. It dropped slightly from 2,000, but it was the highest on a weekend basis. Even a little slack during the holiday season can lead to national re-proliferation.

This is the first news reporter Lee Seong-hoon.

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is a traditional market in Gangseo-gu, Seoul ahead of Chuseok.

After the first confirmed case on the 15th, 19 additional people tested positive, and 20 people have been infected so far.

[Market Merchant: The house where the confirmed person came out cannot do business. Houses that can't do business are just sitting there rotting with their belongings thrown away. They're all living things... .] In the

market where the number of visitors increased to prepare for Chuseok, the group infection was noticeable. At the Garak-dong agricultural and fishery product market, 54 people were added, so 299 people were confirmed, and a market in Jung-gu also counted 36 people.

Yesterday (18th), the number of new confirmed cases was 1,910, which fell below 2,000 in three days, but as of the weekend, it was the highest since the outbreak of Corona 19.

Usually, on weekends and holidays, the number of tests decreases and the number of confirmed cases tends to decrease.

77% of all infected patients in Korea were concentrated in the metropolitan area, but there is a high possibility that it will spread to non-metropolitan areas as there are many people who visit their hometowns or travel during the holidays.

[Jeon Hae-cheol / 2nd Deputy Chief of the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters: During the Chuseok holiday period, the movement volume is expected to increase by about 3.5% compared to last year, so the nationwide spread of the infection in the metropolitan area is of great concern.]

Patients who do not know when or where they were infected The ratio is also close to 37%, which is still high.

Quarantine authorities repeatedly urged people to refrain from unnecessary movement during the holidays and to abide by quarantine rules.

(Video coverage: Yoo Dong-hyuk, video editing: Park Ji-in)