<Anchor> Over the

past few days, the number of corona19 confirmed cases is increasing at a terrifying rate.

Health officials have formalized that a third epidemic is already under way, following February and August.

On the third day, the number of confirmed cases increased to 300, but given the current trend, there is a possibility that it will increase further today (21st).

This is Lee Han-seok reporter.

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6 o'clock yesterday evening, the number of newly confirmed people nationwide was 299, approaching 300.

If we add people who have been confirmed overnight, the number of new confirmed cases to be announced this morning may exceed 400.

Until three days ago, the health authorities officially admitted that a third pandemic was under way, which had only been called a'crossroads of massive re-proliferation'.

[Yoon Tae-ho / Head of the Central Accident Control Headquarters: In the case of the metropolitan area, it is becoming more and more evident that it is progressing as a large-scale epidemic, and the third outbreak is proceeding following the last February, March and August.]

That is why the current situation is not very serious


I have seen it.

The change in the position of the authorities was affected not only by the spread of infection in Seoul, where local outbreaks have increased rapidly in the last week, but also the reproductive index, which shows how many patients each patient transmits the virus to, from an average of 1.1 in the last two weeks to 1.5 yesterday. .

The health authorities are in the position that they will review the upgrade if the average of 200 people exceeds the second stage standard.

The Korean Society of Infectious Diseases, etc. issued a statement and suggested a strong response early, including raising distance.