number of new corona19 confirmed cases that exceeded 500 people came down to 400 again.
Due to the holidays, the number of tests has been greatly reduced. However, group infection continues in places where many people gather, such as saunas, call centers and nursing facilities.
Reporter Lee Seong-hoon's report.
<Reporter> On the
morning of New Year's Day, citizens go to the Temporary Screening and Inspection Center of Public Health Center.
[Shin Ji-yeon/Temporary Screening Clinic Volunteer Medical Staff: Even though it's a holiday, I chose to work here rather than going home.]
On the first day of the Lunar New Year holiday, the number of Corona 19 tests decreased by almost half compared to usual, 500 people. The number of new confirmed cases in the teens fell to 403 in one day.
However, the positive rate, which means the ratio of confirmed cases to the number of tests, has risen from 1.26% to 1.73%.
This is because group infections have continued throughout the country, mainly in the metropolitan area.
In Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do, a family member of Yeongsaenggyo and at the workplace of the member were additional 22 confirmed, and the cumulative confirmed number was 123.
In the sauna in Gangdong-gu, Seoul, 12 additional people were confirmed after the first confirmed on the 8th, and a new outbreak was confirmed in nursing facilities in Eunpyeong-gu and call centers in Jung-gu.
In the non-metropolitan area, the confirmed cases were centered on the location of the existing group infection, but two new confirmed cases related to the IM Mission and Antioch Church were added.
The quarantine authorities said that there is a high risk of corona 19 recurring if the number of movements and contacts increases during the Lunar New Year holidays.