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Yesterday (24th), the number of new corona19 confirmed 3,938 fell to less than 4,000 in one day, but it is still the second largest in history, and it is still a worrying situation. The number of severe cases exceeded 600 for the first time, and the number of new deaths was the highest since the fourth epidemic. The Daily Recovery Support Committee held a plenary meeting today and is discussing measures to strengthen quarantine measures.



Correspondent Kim Deok-hyun.



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As of 00:00 today, there are 3,938 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.



Although it decreased slightly from yesterday, when the number of patients was 4,000, which was the highest in history, the number of patients with severe serious illness was 612, exceeding the 600 for the first time.



The death toll also increased by 39, the highest since the fourth epidemic.



In particular, 3,112 people, or 80% of domestic cases, were infected in the metropolitan area alone.



In the metropolitan area, the utilization rate of intensive care beds has risen to 83.8%.



The government believes that it is possible to invoke an 'emergency plan' that suspends daily recovery only in the metropolitan area.



The Daily Recovery Support Committee, a public-private joint organization, held a general meeting today and discussed additional measures to strengthen quarantine.



[Kim Bu-gyeom/Prime Minister: I ask you to gather opinions on various alternatives that can strengthen quarantine management of the elderly over 60 and children and adolescents, who account for more than half of the confirmed cases… .]



Rather than going back to the past, the committee is reviewing measures to expand the application of the quarantine pass to restaurants and cafes and to apply the quarantine pass limitedly to youth, such as events with more than 100 people.



Meanwhile, as a result of a research team at Seoul National University Children's Hospital, the number of confirmed cases in children and adolescents in the last month was 99.7 per 100,000 population, exceeding 76 adults.  

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