As the spread of Corona 19 in Korea continues, the number of new confirmed cases today (7th) approached 1,600.

The Central Quarantine Countermeasures Headquarters (Bangdaebon) announced that as of 00:00 today, the number of new confirmed cases increased by 1,597 to a cumulative total of 263,374.

It showed an increase of 222 people from yesterday (1,375 people), indicating the late 1500s.

This is the highest record for the number of confirmed cases on Monday (00:00 on Tuesday as of the announcement date), and there are concerns that the spread will intensify again.

The previous high was 1,537 people on the second Monday in August (as of 00:00 on the 10th).

If you look at the route of infection of the new confirmed cases today, 1,563 cases were local and 34 were imported.

The 4th pandemic, which started in the metropolitan area in early July, has been going on for over two months.

The number of daily confirmed cases has been recording four digits for 63 consecutive days since July 7 (1,211).

In particular, in the densely populated metropolitan area, the number of confirmed cases of around 1,000 per day is increasing again, so authorities are paying attention.

If you look at the number of new confirmed cases in the past week from the 1st to today, 2,024 → 1,961 → 1,708 → 1,804 → 1,490 → 1,375 → 1,597 by day At least 1,300 people came out every day, and at most 2,000 people came and went.

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