In Korea, 101 patients were confirmed yesterday (31 days), and the total number of patients exceeded 9,800. In particular, as the number of confirmed patients in the metropolitan area increased steadily, they all exceeded 1,000, and as the population is dense, there are concerns that patients may surge at any time. Among these, the number of confirmed persons related to Uijeongbu St. Mary's Hospital increased to 16. It was confirmed that most of the confirmed patients stayed on the 8th floor of the hospital, and the hospital is investigating over 2,500 patients and staff.

Reporter Jo Yoon-ha reports.


Corona 19 Uijeongbu St. Mary's Hospital closed after a series of confirmed cases.

A total of 2,500 people were surveyed from screening clinics in the parking lot to staff, patients, and caregivers.

The hospital has been closed since 8:00 am today, and there is a notice on the front door stating that the temporary closure will be made.

Seven patients, including patients and caregivers, were further confirmed today, and the number of hospital-related diagnoses increased to 16.

In the middle of last month, three sisters who had cared for their mother who had died in hospital on the 8th floor of the hospital were judged at once.

A man in his 60s who lived in Paju was treated and discharged from the hospital until the end of last month.

Thirteen of the 16 confirmed patients were admitted to the ward on the 8th floor or visited the 8th floor, and 3 were hospitalized and caregivers on the 4th floor.

After the complete investigation to the day after tomorrow, the number of confirmed persons may increase.

The quarantine authorities are focusing on identifying the initial path of infection, paying attention to the fact that most of the infected patients suffer from lung disease and are admitted to the 8th floor ward or negative pressure room.

The staff of the 8th floor ward who contacted the first confirmed patient went into self-isolation, and as a result of the test, a mild patient with no negative or respiratory disease will be discharged first.

(Video coverage: Inpil Sung, Video editing: Park Player, VJ: Junyoung Lee)

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