As the domestic Corona 19 shows signs of re-proliferation, the number of new confirmed cases today (12th) has risen to a level close to 500.

The Central Defense Response Headquarters announced that as of 0 o'clock today, the number of new corona19 confirmed cases increased by 488, accumulating 94,686.

The number of people increased by 23 from yesterday (465), and from the 9th (446), it continued to reach 400 for four days in a row.

The number of 488 confirmed cases per day is the highest number in 3 weeks and 21 days since the 19th of last month (561).

Looking at the infection route of today's new confirmed cases, local outbreaks are 467 people and foreign inflows are 21 people.

The'third pandemic', which began in earnest since mid-November last year, has continued its aftermath for nearly four months.

The number of new confirmed cases, which showed a modest decline in this year, surged to the 600 level right after the Lunar New Year holiday (2.11-14), then dropped to 300-400 after the Lunar New Year holiday (2.11-14), but has recently turned to an increase.

In the last week (3.6-12), the number of new confirmed cases per day was 418 → 416 → 346 → 446 → 470 → 465 → 488.

Excluding one day during this period, all of them reached 400 units.

As the number of new confirmed cases increased again, the government decided to re-extend the current'social distancing' (second stage in the metropolitan area, stage 1.5 in the non-metropolitan area) and the ban on private gatherings of five or more people nationwide for two weeks.

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