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now on, this is Omicron news. The total number of confirmed cases of Omicron in Korea has risen to 12. Here, one person from the Chungbuk area and three university students from the Seoul area were diagnosed with Corona in a situation where Omicron is suspected.

Reporter Park Jae-hyeon covered the story.

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new confirmed cases of Omicron mutation are contacts who overlapped with a church member or acquaintance of the church in Incheon, where the first group infection occurred.

With this, the total number of Omicron patients in Korea has increased to 12.

Health officials said all of them were asymptomatic or mild.

A screening clinic has been established in a village where many of the church's members live.

Yesterday (the 4th) and today, about 1,000 people were tested here, and 3 of them were confirmed with Corona.

Concerns about community spread have also increased.

In Seoul, foreign university students who attended the church service last weekend were diagnosed with Corona one after another and were classified as suspected of Omicron.

The three university students subject to the test were identified as students of Seoul National University, Kyunghee University, and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.

Some of these people have been known to stay in the school library or attend face-to-face classes after attending the service.

Quarantine authorities have requested corona tests for hundreds of students with overlapping paths such as school classes and libraries.

In Jincheon, Chungcheongbuk-do, a foreign woman in her 70s who moved to Incheon and attended a worship service was diagnosed with Corona and is undergoing an Omicron test.

The woman returned to Jincheon after meeting a friend after worship, and quarantine authorities classified two friends and two family members as close contacts.

Fortunately, the four contacts tested negative for Corona.

The results of the Omicron test will come out tomorrow for 4 Omicron-suspected patients, including those in their 70s and college students in North Chungcheong Province.

(Video coverage: Yang Doo-won, video editing: Jung Yong-hwa)

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