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first time since the first corona patient was reported in Korea at the beginning of last year, the daily number of confirmed cases exceeded 2,000. More than 1,400 confirmed cases were confirmed in the metropolitan area alone, and there were many confirmed cases in areas visited by many people during the holiday season. Even though the highest level of social distancing is being practiced, the corona virus is not being caught.



Today's first news, reporter Kim Yong-tae.



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Citizens' footsteps to receive diagnostic tests continued all day at screening clinics in the metropolitan area.



[Soyoon Jo / Yangcheon-gu, Seoul: There are a lot of asymptomatic people these days, so I am scared to go outside, so I also tested for health reasons.] The



news of more than 2,000 confirmed cases increased my anxiety.



[Kim, Dae - Hyun / Seoul Yangcheon: definitely 100 people, 1,000 people yirang 200 people, 2,000 of them referred to a completely different feeling, these days seems to be much more careful -



the last end of June from 600 to 700 people daeyeotdeon confirmed who early last month 1,000 people has exceeded.



Since then, despite the highest level of social distancing, it has been around 1,000 for the 35th day, and yesterday it surpassed the 2,000 for the first time and soared to the 2,200 level.



This is an increase of nearly 700 people compared to the day before.



The metropolitan area had the highest number of confirmed cases ever, exceeding 1,400, and non-metropolitan areas also had 740 confirmed cases, the highest number since the fourth epidemic.



In the non-metropolitan area alone, more than 300 patients, or 42%, were concentrated in Busan, Ulsan, and Gyeongnam, where there are many vacation destinations.



In particular, Gyeongnam recorded the most in the region with around 140 people.



In addition to 24 new infections in ice hockey camps in five regions, including Gyeongbuk, Gyeonggi, and Seoul, additional confirmed cases are also occurring in existing locations such as large marts and indoor sports facilities.



[Kwon Deok-cheol / Minister of Health and Welfare: It means that the number of 'hidden spread in the local community' is increasing. We are entering a new phase and a new turning point in our response to COVID-19.] The



delta mutation is spreading more and more, but the fatigue of distance is accumulating and the amount of movement does not decrease, and the fourth wave has no end in sight.



(Video editing: Kim Jong-tae, CG: Seo Hyun-joong, Kang Kyung-rim, VJ: Oh Se-gwan)

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