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new confirmed cases is in the late 2,700s, down by 500 from the day before. Even though yesterday (25th) was a weekend, it was the second highest number ever. Less than two months after the cumulative number of confirmed cases exceeded 200,000, the number exceeded 300,000.

Reporter Jeong Da-eun went out from the holiday screening clinic.


A screening clinic in Mapo-gu, Seoul. Even on a holiday morning, there were long lines of people trying to get tested.

[Han Yun-sun / Corona 19 Tester: I waited 1 hour and 40 minutes. Today, it is still less. I came once a few days ago, but I waited for three hours, on that day.]

This is because there is a lot of demand for testing, such as contact with confirmed people, due to the spread of all directions.

[Park Seong-woo / Corona 19 Inspector: An employee from the office contacted us separately that he was confirmed on the weekend, so he came to be tested.] The number of

new corona 19 patients was 2,771, a slight decrease from the previous day, when the number exceeded 3,000, This is the second highest number on record.

Although the number of tests on weekends has decreased, it is analyzed that the spread of the delta mutation, which has strong contagious power, and the increase in the amount of movement during the Chuseok holiday had a complex effect.

Of the domestic infections, 73.6% came from the metropolitan area.

The number of confirmed cases related to Garak Market increased by 33 to 697, and the Seoul Hospital affiliated with Soonchunhyang University also had 64 confirmed cases, an increase of 5.

The fourth pandemic, which started in early July, has continued for nearly three months, resulting in 82 consecutive days of four-digit confirmed cases.

The cumulative number of confirmed cases in Korea has exceeded 300,000, and the rate of spread is markedly accelerating.

After the first confirmed case of Corona in Korea on January 20 last year, it took one year and two months to exceed 100,000 and 130 days to reach 200,000.

(Video coverage: Kim Myung-goo, video editing: Park Ji-in)