<Anchor> The number of

new corona19 confirmed cases surpassed 700 again yesterday (8th) after 10 days. Today, it is expected to record 500 people due to the influence of the weekend, and the tension is not released even for a moment due to frequent family meetings.

Reporter Lim Tae-woo on the report.


Over the past 10 days, the number of confirmed patients has gone from 400 to 600 to more than 700.

The most common since the 28th of last month.

Sporadic group infections, including co-workers and family members, schools and military units, continued. In particular, infections continued in the metropolitan area and Gyeongnam areas, including Ulsan, Busan.

The number of tests, which had been reduced to half the usual level on Children's Day, has increased again, and it seems that the increase in contact with family gatherings in May had an effect.

In particular, in the last two weeks, the proportion of patients who do not know where they were infected was close to 30%, and since May has many outdoor group activities and family events, further spread is a concern.

[Jeong Eun-kyung / Head of Central Defense Response Headquarters: If you have symptoms such as fever, cough, muscle pain, sore throat after meeting outsiders because you think there will be a lot of movement this weekend, you will be tested at the screening clinic immediately... .]

Recently, the number of primary vaccinations has only increased by 38,000 per day due to poor supply of vaccines.

Compared to the 260,000 vaccinations per day at the end of last month, this is a sixth level.

According to the government's policy to further increase vaccination for the elderly, the AstraZeneca vaccination will begin on the 27th for people aged 65 to 74 years old.

Jung Eun-kyung, head of the Central Defense Countermeasure Headquarters who visited the Sejong City Vaccination Center, repeatedly asked for participation in the vaccination, saying that the adverse reaction to vaccination was only 0.1%, and most were fever and muscle pain.