The spread of Omicron mutation is scary.

Today (26th), the number of new corona cases is expected to reach 10,000.

The quarantine authorities predicted that next month, the number of confirmed cases could exceed 20,000 to 30,000 a day. 

Reporter Kim Hye-min reports.


From 00:00 to 9pm yesterday, 9,218 people across the country were tested positive for COVID-19.

This is the highest number of new confirmed cases announced every day as of 00:00, and the number of new cases to be announced today is expected to record 10,000 for the first time ever.

The quarantine authorities predicted that the share of Omicron will exceed 90% within this month, and that the number of confirmed cases per day will reach 20,000 to 30,000 next month.

Prime Minister Kim Bu-gyeom put more weight on the fact that the third vaccination rate in the high-risk group in Korea is high, and that it will peak at around 30,000 people rather than some predictions that it could exceed 100,000.

The number of patients with severe cases fell to around 300 in 81 days.

However, if there are tens of thousands of confirmed cases per day, it is highly likely to return to an increasing trend in two or three weeks.

The quarantine authorities have lowered some standards so that they can manage the rapidly increasing number of at-home care workers within the domestic medical capacity.

For those who have been vaccinated, the quarantine period is reduced from 10 days to 7 days.

Those who have not been vaccinated will have an additional three-day self-quarantine period after the seven-day quarantine.

[Choi Jong-gyun/Chief of Home Treatment Team at Central Accident Remediation Headquarters: (Self-quarantine) This means that home healers who have not been vaccinated should not go out and stay at home for 3 days voluntarily.

] within 90 days of receiving the first dose or 14 days after the second dose.

The government said that one out of two people had completed the third vaccination, and decided to proceed with the vaccination through reservation even during the Lunar New Year holidays.

In addition, in order to increase the use of oral medicines, we are reviewing a plan to expand the prescription target from 60 years old to 50 years old and older again.