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were 569 new cases of Corona 19 in Korea.

This is the first time since the beginning of this year that the number of confirmed cases has exceeded 500 for two consecutive days.

The government decided tomorrow (29th) whether to further raise the level of social distancing.

This is Park Chan-beom.

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areas where the distance step 1.5 or higher is applied are 7 regional local governments and 14 basic local governments.

Among the regional organizations, Seoul, Gyeonggi, and Incheon are in phase 2, and 5 basic organizations such as Suncheon, Naju, and Jinju also increased the number of confirmed cases in the region to phase 2.

If there are more than 500 confirmed cases per day as they are now, it is possible to upgrade to 2.5 levels.

One of the requirements for the 2.5 stage upgrade is that the average number of domestic confirmed cases per day for a week is 400-500 or more, which has recently increased to 382.7 per day.

The government decides whether to further upgrade the distance step tomorrow.

As the level goes up, small self-employed people are hurt, so the government's hard work is also great.

This is because in the 2.5th stage, general management facilities such as PC cafes, marts, and beauty businesses are also closed after 9pm.

[Son Young-rae / Head of Strategic Planning Division, Central Accident Control Headquarters: The step up is a matter to decide by looking at them together in terms of causing social costs and somebody's sacrifice.] The

recent rapid increase in the number of confirmed non-metropolitan areas is also a problem.

This is because it is more difficult to secure dedicated treatment beds for severely ill patients than in the metropolitan area, and the number of remaining beds per region is only one digit throughout the non-metropolitan area.

[Sae-Kyun Jeong/Prime Minister: In the case of Gangwon, Honam, and Gyeongbuk, the number of secured beds is small, so if the number of confirmed


increases rapidly in the region, there may be a shortage of beds at any time.]

Health authorities are responsible for life treatment centers dedicated to mild patients 14 The place explained that the operation rate is 54%, which is relatively easy.