Today (22nd), the number of new corona19 confirmed cases is expected to be around 300.

Although the number of confirmed cases, which increased to 600 after the Lunar New Year holiday, may decrease a little, the number of tests during the weekend was small, and group infections were still there, so it is still too early to say that the spread has slowed.

This is reporter Kim Soo-young.

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total number of new corona 19 confirmed cases from 0 o'clock to 9 o'clock yesterday was 295.

The number of new confirmed cases to be announced today is expected to be in the early 300s, but 300 are only a week since the 15th.

It is likely to decrease from yesterday, when 416 people occurred, but the spread is still there.

The number of domestic patients for a week since the last 14 days has also increased to an average of 455 per day, more than 70 from the previous week.

The quarantine authorities determined that the Lunar New Year holidays, when large-scale population migration took place, and the eased distance from last week have had an impact.

The cumulative number of confirmed cases related to the plastic factory in Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do, spread to their families and co-workers, increased to 163, and the cumulative confirmed cases related to Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital were also counted to 206, including nearby patients and guardians.

Also, in the case of an acquaintance meeting in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, the number of confirmed cases increased to 79, with an increase of two.

[Son Young-rae/Central Accident Control Headquarters Social Strategy Team Leader: Local group infections such as family and acquaintance gatherings and multi-use facilities are also steadily increasing.

In the metropolitan area, especially after the Lunar New Year holidays, there are 300 to 400 patients every day.] The

government is in a position that it may consider raising the distance again in accordance with the trend of confirmed cases this week.