Apart from the spread of Omicron mutation, the quarantine situation in Korea is already bad. Today (30th), the number of new confirmed cases is expected to exceed 3,000, and the number of severe cases and deaths is steadily increasing. The government also decided to postpone the transition to the second stage of daily recovery, estimating the corona risk level as 'very dangerous', the highest level for the past week. 

Reporter Jang Se-man reports.

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a hospital in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, two people including guardians were first confirmed on the 24th, and then 20 people were infected.

Although quarantine rules were followed, the Seoul Metropolitan Government is investigating the spread of the virus because it was difficult to wear a mask during treatment due to the nature of the hospital.

As a result of the COVID-19 risk assessment for the past week, the quarantine authorities raised the national risk level to 'very high', following the metropolitan area.

As the shortage of beds spread from the metropolitan area to non-metropolitan areas, the main reason was that the utilization rate of intensive care beds nationwide exceeded 70%.

The number of severely severely ill patients is 629, maintaining the 600 level for the fourth day, and the number of deaths has steadily increased, with the cumulative fatality rate rising from 0.78% last month to 0.81% as of yesterday.

At a special quarantine inspection meeting, President Moon Jae-in announced that he would postpone the transition to the second stage of daily recovery and implement special quarantine measures for four weeks.

However, he emphasized that daily recovery itself cannot be stopped.

[President Moon Jae-in: However, it is impossible to go back to the past by undoing the difficult step-by-step recovery of daily life.] The

quarantine authorities said that it is possible to determine whether the diagnosis is confirmed by PCR test and genomic analysis in Korea in relation to the Omicron mutation.

The Ministry of National Defense has decided to quickly come up with a plan for additional vaccinations due to concerns about the infection of Omicron in units dispatched overseas.