Today (14th), the number of new corona cases is expected to increase to around 2,000 again. The government is expected to announce a booster vaccination plan before December for Janssen vaccine recipients who have a high rate of breakthrough infection.
Reporter Kim Yong-tae reports.
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infections related to daycare centers in Gangbuk-gu, Seoul has risen to 12.
After one protozoan was infected, it was spread to other protozoans and their families.
The number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19, which had slowed during the holidays, has changed to an increase after the holidays.
[Kim Myung-gyu / University student: I met a lot of people during the holiday period, and I was worried that I might have been confirmed with Corona, and I was worried that it would cause trouble to people around me (I was tested.)]
However, the sharp increase I was worried about has not yet appeared.
The average daily number of confirmed cases in the past week has decreased by 15% in the metropolitan area and 19% in non-metropolitan areas.
90% of adults over the age of 18 received the first dose, and 70% completed the vaccination, and the severity and fatality rate were significantly lower than at the beginning of this year.
However, the breakthrough infection rate compared to those who completed vaccination was 0.063%, an increase of 0.01%p from a week ago.
In particular, we decided to announce a booster shot, or booster vaccination plan, before December for those who received the Janssen vaccine, which has the highest breakthrough infection rate of 0.2%.
[Hong Jung-ik/Corona 19 Vaccination Management Team Leader: Janssen vaccination started in June in Korea.
We have a schedule to be vaccinated with mRNA (Pfizer, Moderna) vaccine.] We
also decided to review a plan for additional inoculation with Janssen again.Keywords: vaccine recipients, janssen, booster vaccination plan, people, number, government, inoculation, coronavirus cases, boost shot, covid-19, protozoan, booster shot, kim yong-tae, rate, breakthrough infection