From 0 o'clock to 9 p.m. today (8th), a total of 1,536 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were tentatively counted across the country except Busan.

Compared to 1,621 confirmed cases at the same time yesterday, 85 is less than the number, which can be attributed to the decrease in the number of weekend tests.

At the same time on the 1st, a week ago, there were 1,323 confirmed cases.

If you look at the regions where the confirmed cases were confirmed, 1,182 people in the metropolitan area and 354 people in the non-metropolitan area.

As there is still time until midnight when the counting closes, the number of new confirmed cases to be announced as of 00:00 on the 9th is expected to increase further, recording around 1,700.

The previous day, 139 people increased from the 9 p.m. count, and the final closing was 1,760.