Today (7th) is the 10th day since the COVID-19 vaccination started.

The cumulative number of inoculations exceeded 310,000.

The quarantine authorities have looked into whether deaths and serious suspected cases after vaccination reported so far are related to vaccination, and an interim conclusion will be released tomorrow.

Reporter Jang Se-man reports.

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number of vaccinations yesterday, which is a holiday, was about 17,000, which is 25% of the weekdays.

The cumulative number of vaccinations is about 314,000, which is 0.61% of the total population in Korea.

About 309,000 people were vaccinated against AstraZeneca, or 98% of the total, and 5,200 people received the Pfizer vaccine.

Yesterday, 806 cases were reported for suspected adverse reactions after vaccination, recording a total of 3,689 cases.

The number of death reports increased by two to nine.

The two were women in their 50s and 60s who were admitted to a nursing hospital, and both had underlying diseases, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

So far, there have been 33 suspected cases of anaphylaxis, an acute severe allergy, and 5 cases of serious suspected cases such as convulsions.

Health officials will issue an interim conclusion tomorrow on reported deaths and serious adverse events after vaccination and whether they are causal with the vaccine.

After conducting epidemiological investigations based on the basic investigations of local governments, the first damage investigation group meeting was held today.

[Sae-Kyun Jeong/Prime Minister: The government will never pass a single (suspicious) case lightly, but will report to the public after identifying the cause of death and causality with a focus on experts.]

Regarding the withholding of AstraZeneca vaccination for the elderly over 65 years of age. The health authorities decided to hold a vaccination committee this week to decide sooner or later whether or not to receive the vaccination.

(Video coverage: Jeong Seong-hwa, video editing: Jeon Min-gyu)