3,273 new confirmed cases of Corona 19 came out yesterday (24th), recording 3,000 for the first time. The government is concerned about the re-spreading of the pandemic, saying that the impact of the Chuseok holiday will appear in earnest from next week.

This is reporter Kim Deok-hyeon.

<Reporter> There were

3,273 new confirmed cases of Corona 19 yesterday.

The number of confirmed cases increased by more than 800 from 2,434 the previous day, and the new number of confirmed cases of 3,000 is the first since the outbreak of Corona 19 in Korea in January of last year.

Excluding 28 cases imported from overseas, 3,245 cases are domestically infected.

By region, 2,512 people, 77% of the domestic cases, were found in the metropolitan area alone, including 1,217 in Seoul, and an additional 733 people were also infected in non-metropolitan areas.

There are aftermaths such as large-scale population movements and increased gatherings during the Chuseok holiday, and the rate of 'hidden cases' with unknown routes of infection also soared to 38%, recording the highest since the count.

The problem is that it's likely not yet at the peak of the fad.

[Lee Ki-il/Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters 1st Controller (Yesterday): The number of confirmed


in non-metropolitan areas is very likely to increase due to the increase in the nationwide movement during the Chuseok holiday period.]

Only 1.05 million people who have undergone diagnostic tests and are waiting for results In the midst of this, the government expects that the number of confirmed cases will increase further as the effects of the holiday season begin in earnest from next week.

The government is scheduled to announce next week the social distancing adjustment plan that will be applied from the 4th of next month, and if the epidemic does not subside, the current 4th stage in the metropolitan area and 3rd stage in the non-metropolitan area are expected to be extended.