<Anchor> The number of

new corona 19 confirmed cases exceeded 1,000 for two consecutive days with 1,14.

For the first time in Seoul, more than 400 patients came out a day, and a confirmed patient in their 60s died at home after waiting for a bed assignment for the fourth day.

This is Yoo Su-hwan.

<Reporter> On

the 15th, a man in his 60s who died in Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul was confirmed on the 12th, four days before his death.

Men were diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart failure, but they were classified as asymptomatic because they had no symptoms other than a sore throat.

Two days later, the bed was not assigned, so the wait at home continued. On the morning of the 14th, blood sputum suddenly came out and the cough became severe, so I contacted the public health center.

The public health center requested'emergency bed assignment' to the city of Seoul twice in the morning and afternoon on the same day.

However, no action was taken, and the next day, on the morning of the 15th, an paramedic dispatched by his wife's report found a man hiding in the house.

[Dongdaemun-gu Office official: Even though we requested again (beds) from Seoul twice, it is because there were no beds, but because they were not assigned...

.] The

Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it will inspect and reinforce the system, saying that the administrative system was overloaded after the number of confirmed patients exploded from December, and that there was a difficulty in allocating beds afterwards.

However, there were also problems in the initial response to the underlying disease.

According to the quarantine authorities' guidelines for bed placement, confirmed patients in their 60s or older who suffer from diabetes and heart failure, such as a man who died, should be hospitalized in a dedicated hospital.

However, it is pointed out that the quarantine authorities classified men as asymptomatic, and that the assignment of beds was lowered.

The quarantine authorities said they would check the delay in the assignment of beds.