The number of additional confirmed cases per day has now approached 50,000.

The government is planning to treat corona patients by hospitalizing them in a general ward if a crisis arises as the number of confirmed cases increases further.

Reporter Park Soo-jin reported.


There were 49,567 new confirmed cases, an increase of nearly 13,000 in one day.

The average daily number of confirmed cases is increasing by about doubling every week.

The government has issued guidelines to each hospital so that corona patients can be quarantined and hospitalized even in general wards without negative pressure facilities if more than 50,000 confirmed cases a day and many medical staff are quarantined.

Outpatient care for general patients can also be switched to non-face-to-face at the discretion of the hospital.

[Park Hyang/Central Accident Control Headquarters Head of Prevention and Prevention: For example, when (the number of new confirmed cases per day) reaches 50,000, I gave an example that there is a time to switch regardless of the subject of treatment.

Once the hospital itself establishes its own plan, it can be changed depending on the number of confirmed cases or the severity of the situation, etc.]

As the number of self-quarantined people greatly increased due to the explosion of confirmed cases, the government also abolished the location tracking app that manages self-quarantined people. I did.

Although the government position is that it is still subject to punishment for leaving the quarantine area, there is no way to check it in real time, and there is no choice but to report it or find it by accidental inspection.

We are debating whether to keep the electronic access list that scans QR codes in multi-use facilities such as restaurants.

This is because the functions overlap as the confirmed person accesses the epidemiological investigation system and directly enters the contact or movement line.

The Novavax vaccine, which is consigned production by SK Bioscience in Korea, was introduced for the first time.

40 million doses will be supplied sequentially, and it will be mainly used for those over the age of 18 who have not been vaccinated.

(Video coverage: Kim Min-cheol·Kim Yong-woo, Video editing: Choi Eun-jin, CG: Kang Yu-ra·Choi Ha-neul)

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