As the spread of Corona 19 in Korea continues, the number of new confirmed cases today (9th) reached the second half of the 600 level.

There were 20 fewer people than yesterday, and it came down to 600 again in one day.

The government extended the current'social distancing' (second stage in the metropolitan area, 1.5 stage in the non-metropolitan area) and banning private gatherings for five or more people nationwide, which was scheduled to end on the 11th, for another three weeks until the 2nd of next month. Regarding, we have decided to impose a collective ban, meaning business suspension.

In addition, the operating hours of singing practice centers, gyms, restaurants and cafes, etc., will remain until 10 p.m. for the time being.

Instead of raising the distance level, which causes enormous damage to the common people's economy, measures for'tweezers quarantine' were reinforced centering on facilities where group infections are frequent.

The Central Defense Response Headquarters announced that as of 0 o'clock today, the number of new confirmed cases increased by 671, accumulating 108,000,269.

It was 29 people less than yesterday (700 people).

Recently, the number of new confirmed cases in Korea is increasing rapidly.

While the '3rd pandemic', which has continued since mid-November last year, has not subsided, the '4th epidemic' is in full swing.

From the 3rd of this month to today, the number of new confirmed cases in the last week was 543 → 543 → 473 → 478 → 668 → 700 → 671 people per day.

During this period, 400 people, 500 people, and 600 people are each twice, and 700 people are number one.

With an average of 582 confirmed cases per day for the last week, the number of confirmed cases of local outbreaks on average daily, which is a key indicator for adjusting the distance, is 559, exceeding the level of 2.5 (over 400 to 500 nationwide, etc.).

Looking at the path of infection of new confirmed cases, local outbreaks were 644 people and overseas inflows were 27 people.

The number of confirmed local outbreaks was 600 for three consecutive days following the last 7-8 days (653 → 674).

By region, the metropolitan area had 450 people, including 214 in Seoul, 197 in Gyeonggi, and 39 in Incheon, accounting for 69.9% of the total occurrence.

In the case of major infections, 208 confirmed cases have been confirmed in 13 cities and provinces until yesterday, related to the'Sujeong Church', where a group outbreak occurred through a circuit meeting of sister churches.

In addition, a total of 318 people were confirmed for entertainment pubs in Busan until yesterday, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases increased to 77 for a school in Dong-gu, Daejeon.

There were 27 confirmed overseas inflows, 1 more than yesterday (26).

The number of deaths increased by 6 from yesterday to 1,764.

The average fatality rate in Korea is 1.63%.

There were a total of 113 patients with severe gastric disorders, an increase of one.

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