Today (16th), the number of new corona19 confirmed in Korea also reached 1,000. Vaccination completion rates are increasing rapidly.

Correspondent Park Chan-geun delivers today's corona news.


1,618 new cases of COVID-19 were added yesterday.

Excluding 24 imported cases, 1,594 people were infected in Korea.

By region, there were 1,267 confirmed cases, or 79%, of domestic confirmed cases in the metropolitan area alone, and 327 cases were confirmed in non-metropolitan areas such as Chungbuk and Daegu.

The number of critically ill patients receiving treatment after being infected with Corona 19 decreased by 10 from the previous day to 361, and the death toll rose by 18 more a day yesterday, bringing the total to 2,644 so far.

The national average fatality rate is 0.78%.

The number of people who received the COVID-19 vaccine at least once increased to 78.5% of the total population to 4,33 million, of which 32.81 million were vaccinated, which is 63.9% of the total population.

It is not long before the 70% completion rate of national vaccination, which the government said is the starting condition for a step-by-step recovery of daily life.

While the government announced its plan to start a phased recovery from next month, the daily average of domestic confirmed cases has steadily risen to 2,488 in the fifth week of September, 1,961 in the first week of October, and 1,562 in the second week of October. giving is showing a trend.

From the day after tomorrow, the government will see the next two weeks as a stepping stone to a step-by-step recovery of daily life and closely monitor the quarantine situation, as the measures to ease the distance are ahead, such as allowing gatherings of up to 8 people in the metropolitan area and 10 people in non-metropolitan areas. said.  

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