<Anchor> There were

1,423 new confirmed cases of Corona 19 yesterday (23rd). The completion rate of vaccination exceeded 70% yesterday, meeting the prerequisites for a step-by-step recovery of daily life, and the quarantine authorities will hold a public hearing tomorrow afternoon and unveil a draft of the new quarantine system.

Reporter Park Soo-jin reports.

<Reporter> There were

1,423 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 yesterday.

The number of patients, which had soared to over 3,000, gradually decreased, maintaining a stable level of 1,000 on the 16th day.

Excluding 28 imported cases, 1,395 were infected in Korea.

1,129 cases were confirmed in the metropolitan area, and 266 cases were confirmed in non-metropolitan areas.

The number of severe cases decreased by 11 from the previous day to 316, but the death toll was 21, the highest since the fourth pandemic following the 19th.

As the seasons change, the number of deaths in nursing homes and facilities seems to be increasing, especially among the elderly and those with underlying diseases.

[Park Hyang / Head of the Central Accident Resolving Headquarters Quarantine Prevention Team (last 19th): The death toll is increasing mainly among the elderly and severe (patients).]

Until yesterday, 35.97 million, 70.1% of the total population People have been vaccinated.

After the first inoculation on February 26, 239 days later, the inoculation completion rate exceeded 70%.

The conditions for the step-by-step transition to daily life have been met, and the government will unveil a draft of a new quarantine system for the step-by-step recovery of daily life tomorrow afternoon.

It is known that the plan will include lifting restrictions on business hours for restaurants and cafes, and introducing an inoculation certificate and voice confirmation system for high-risk facilities temporarily.

We are also discussing ways to loosen the regulations further if the vaccination completion rate is higher.

[Kim Bu-gyeom/Prime Minister (last 22 days): Daily recovery will be carried out systematically by dividing the period into several stages.

Indices such as aggravation rate and mortality will be given more weight, and the medical response system will be switched accordingly.] The

government will finally announce the step-by-step recovery plan on the 29th, and will implement it from the 1st of next month at the earliest. The expected. 

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