Today (15th), with the number of new confirmed cases expected to be around 1,800, the government is repeatedly requesting to refrain from traveling during the Liberation Day holiday. In non-metropolitan areas, after the highest number of confirmed cases in Busan on Thursday, 55 people were confirmed in Jeju Island, the highest number ever.

Reporter Nam Joo-hyun.

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meeting of acquaintances in Jeju City, after the first confirmed case on the 10th, 21 more people were confirmed in three days.

8 additional confirmed cases were also confirmed at the Jeju Senior Day Care Center, bringing the total to 29.

The number of confirmed cases in the past week has risen to 25, with 55 confirmed cases, the highest number on record.

In Busan, where the 4th stage of social distancing is being implemented, group infections such as hospitals, churches, and sports facilities do not stop.

Of the 16 confirmed patients at a nursing hospital in Suyeong-gu, 3 were confirmed as breakthrough infections, and 13 people, including staff and patients, were also infected at Dongnae-gu General Hospital.

As the number of confirmed cases in the non-metropolitan area recorded 700 for four days in a row, concerns about the lack of beds are growing.

In the case of Gyeongbuk, the utilization rate of the living treatment center is over 90%, and there are three intensive care beds and no semi-intensive care beds left.

[Sohn Young-rae / Head of Social Strategy Team, Central Accident Remediation Headquarters: In the case of non-metropolitan areas, we are closely monitoring the status of hospital beds, and we plan to secure additional beds if necessary while jointly responding to each region.]

At a medical institution in Cheongju, there was an accident in which a whole bottle of Pfizer vaccine, equivalent to 5-6 people, was vaccinated to one person.

On the 12th and 13th, 10 people received an overdose, and the health authorities are monitoring whether there are any adverse reactions.