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new corona19 confirmed cases was 797, the highest in 106 days. Amid growing concerns about the 4th outbreak, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has conditionally approved a diagnostic kit capable of self-test for Corona 19.
This is Jang Se-man.
Yesterday (22nd), out of the 797 new confirmed cases, 758 were domestically and 39 were inflows from overseas.
By region, 498 people occurred in Seoul and other metropolitan areas, and 260 people came out in non-metropolitan areas.
At a weekly care center for the elderly in Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do, 36 people were confirmed in two days from the 21st, and many of them were found to have been vaccinated against the Corona 19 vaccine on the 19th.
The quarantine authorities estimate that there is a possibility that an outbreak has already occurred prior to vaccination.
Last night, at an entertainment bar in Songpa-gu, Seoul, about 20 people, including employees and guests, were caught doing illegal business while violating an order prohibiting gatherings.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said yesterday that 13,600 people were vaccinated a day, and 20,355,000 people have completed the first dose to date.
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has granted conditional permission for two antigen-based diagnostic kits that can self-test for Corona 19.
Conditional approval is a system that is used temporarily before officially licensed products are released, and the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said that the self-test kit should be used as an auxiliary means, not for corona confirmation.
The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters announced that it would lower the distance reorganization plan to the first stage in order to revitalize the civilian economy for 12 counties such as Uiseong and Cheongsong in Gyeongsangbuk-do, where the corona outbreak is stable, and conduct a demonstration for one week next week.