<Anchor> There were

1,375 new confirmed cases of Corona 19 a day yesterday (5th), the lowest in 5 weeks based on the number of confirmed cases on holidays. From today, restaurants and cafes in the 4th level, including the metropolitan area, can be used until 10 pm, and up to 6 people can gather including those who have completed the vaccination.

Reporter Park Soo-jin reports.

<Reporter> There were

1,375 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 yesterday.

Although the number of weekend tests has decreased, it is the lowest in five weeks since 1,218 people on the 2nd of last month.

1,351 cases were domestic infections, excluding 24 imported cases.

In Seoul, Gyeonggi, and Incheon alone, 940 people were confirmed, and 411 people, including 61 in Chungnam, were also infected in non-metropolitan areas.

The number of stomach and severe cases decreased by 5 from the previous day to 358, and the number of deaths increased by 6 to 2,327.

The current social distancing, which is level 4 in the metropolitan area and level 3 in non-metropolitan areas, will be extended for 4 weeks from today to the 3rd of the next month.

Some quarantine rules have been relaxed, so restaurants and cafes can remain open until 10 p.m. in Level 4 areas, including the metropolitan area.

In addition, in restaurants, cafes and houses, up to 6 people including those who have completed the vaccination can be gathered.

In non-metropolitan Phase 3 areas, up to 8 people can gather anywhere, including those who have completed vaccination.

[Sohn Young-rae/Chairman of Social Strategy Team (Yesterday): During the course of 4 weeks of distancing, I would like to ask you once again to not relieve the quarantine tension too much, but to keep the tension together and strictly observe the quarantine rules more thoroughly at each seat. .] As of

yesterday, more than 30 million people have completed their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, so the vaccination rate is 58.4% of the total population. 

About 17.75 million people have completed vaccination, which is 34.6% of the total population.