Today (20th) is the first year since the first Korean patient with Corona 19 appeared.
Yesterday, the number of new confirmed cases increased slightly from yesterday, reaching 400.
Regarding the ban on gatherings of more than five people, the quarantine authorities said they will decide whether to ease it after comprehensively evaluating the current decline in the third outbreak.
This is Jang Se-man.
<Reporter> The number of
new corona19 confirmed yesterday rose to 404, an increase of 18 from yesterday to 400.
The cumulative number of confirmed cases is 73,518.
As for the infection route of new confirmed cases, 373 cases occurred in Korea and 31 cases were imported from overseas.
Yesterday there were 17 deaths, with 1,300 cumulative deaths so far, and the fatality rate of 1.77%.
The number of new confirmed cases by region was 275 in the metropolitan area, including 135 in Seoul and 126 in Gyeonggi, and 101 in non-capital areas, including 18 in Gyeongnam and 12 in Busan.
Prime Minister Jeong Sye-gyun said at a meeting of the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters held at the government's Seoul office this morning. I evaluated it as being handed over.
[Sae-Kyun Jeong/Prime Minister: I once again ask the people to thoroughly practice the quarantine rules in everyday life.]
Prime Minister Jung appeared on a radio broadcast today regarding vaccination and said that the initial volume of the 10 million vaccines contracted with Kobax Facility is expected to arrive in February. He said he was doing.
In a briefing this morning, the quarantine authorities said in a briefing today that they will make a comprehensive assessment of the current decline in the third epidemic in relation to the ban on meetings of five or more and decide whether to ease it.