China News Service, February 23. According to Yonhap News Agency, South Korea's Central Epidemic Prevention and Countermeasures Headquarters reported on the 23rd that as of 0:00 that day, South Korea added 171,452 new confirmed cases of new crown compared with 0:00 the previous day, and the number of new cases in a single day increased by 71,879 compared with the previous day. A total of 2,329,182 cases have been diagnosed.

This is also the first time that the number of confirmed cases in the country has exceeded 170,000 in a single day.

Data map: Outside the testing point in front of the city hall in Seoul, South Korea, people line up for nucleic acid testing.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Liu Xu

  The number of confirmed cases nearly doubled from a week ago to 3.5 times that of two weeks ago, the report said.

Institutions that study the trend of confirmed cases at home and abroad generally predict that the number of new cases in a single day will increase to more than 170,000 by the beginning of next month, but the reality comes much earlier than expected.

Each research institution predicts that the peaking time of single-day cases varies between the 28th of this month and the 22nd of next month, with the maximum peak of more than 270,000 cases.