Amid the spreading trend of the'third pandemic' of Corona 19 in Korea, the number of new confirmed cases today (14th) was in the early 500 range.

With a slight decrease from yesterday, it has maintained 500 units for three consecutive days.

The number of new confirmed cases, which rose to around 1,000 last month, has dropped to 400-500 in the new year, showing a marked decline.

Although the third pandemic is showing a general sedation, there are still many variables, such as'hidden infections' within the local community and outbreaks of large and small outbreaks that are suddenly erupting across the country.

On the 16th, the government will announce an adjustment plan for'social distancing' that will be applied next week by reflecting these risk factors and whether or not to extend the ban on meetings with more than 5 people.

The Central Defense Countermeasure Headquarters (Bang Dae-bon) announced that as of 0 o'clock today, the number of new confirmed cases increased by 524, accumulating 70,728.

It was 37 people less than yesterday (561).

This trend, which started in mid-November last year and has been continuing for the second month, has gradually turned to a decline in the new year.

The number of new confirmed patients this month was 1,27 → 820 → 657 → 1,20 → 714 → 838 → 869 → 674 → 641 → 657 (corrected from 664) → 451 → 537 people → 561 people (corrected from 562 people in the first place) → 524 people, all of them were below 1,000 people except for two days.

In particular, with an average of 579 new cases per day for the last week (1.8-14), the number of confirmed regional cases, which is a key indicator of the adjustment of distance, is 545 per day, ranging from 2.5 steps (over 400 to 500 nationwide or Doubling, etc.).

Looking at the infection route of today's new confirmed cases, 496 local outbreaks and 28 foreign inflows.

In the area where confirmed cases were found, 317 people were in the metropolitan area, including 131 in Seoul, 162 in Gyeonggi, and 24 in Incheon.

Non-capital areas are Busan 40, Gwangju 30, Chungbuk 18, Gyeongbuk and Gyeongnam each 16, Chungnam 12, Daegu and Gangwon each 11, Ulsan 9, Jeonnam 6, Daejeon and Jeonbuk each 3, Sejong and Jeju 2 people each.

There are a total of 179 confirmed cases in the non-metropolitan area.

In the case of major infections, confirmed cases were followed in various places such as religious facilities, prayer centers, correctional facilities, and military units.

The cumulative number of confirmed cases from the BTJ Central Center in Sangju, Gyeongsangbuk-do increased to 662, and the number of infections related to the Eastern Detention Center in Seoul reached a total of 1,214.

The group infection that started at the International Prayer Center in Jinju City, Gyeongsangnam-do has spread to Busan and other countries, resulting in a total of 73 confirmed cases, and 12 confirmed in connection with an air force unit in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province.

In addition, sporadic infections are also continuing, with 5 of the people who visited the Busan Mayor's office, the power of the people, Lee Eon-ju, were confirmed.

There were 28 confirmed overseas inflows, 2 more than yesterday (26).

Among the confirmed cases, 11 were confirmed during quarantine at the airport or port, and the remaining 17 were living or temporary living in Gyeonggi (9), Seoul (3), Gyeongbuk (2), Incheon, Gwangju, and Ulsan (1 each). Tested positive while self-isolation at the facility.

When local outbreaks and foreign inflows (excluding quarantine) are combined, 330 people in the metropolitan area, including 134 in Seoul, 171 in Gyeonggi, and 25 in Incheon.

Nationally, all 17 trials were confirmed.

The number of deaths increased by 10 from yesterday to 1,195 people.

The number of patients with severe gastric disorders is 380, an increase of 6 from yesterday.

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