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The number of new corona patients is expected to reach 50,000 today (11th).

If this explosive increase continues, it is even predicted that the number of confirmed cases per day will reach 360,000 by the beginning of next month.



Correspondent Park Chan-geun.



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As of 9 p.m. last night, the number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 was 49,721.



Following the all-time high of 54,122 yesterday, it is expected that the number will continue today as well.



The number of new confirmed cases is 2.4 times higher than a week ago and 3.7 times higher than two weeks ago.



The National Institute of Mathematical Sciences predicted that at this rate, the number of confirmed cases per day could drop from 230,000 to 360,000 at the beginning of next month.



However, the number of patients with severe severe cases has stayed in the 200 range for the last two weeks from 700 a month ago.



Eight out of ten people with severe cases are elderly people, and if the number of confirmed cases increases in this age group, the number of cases with severe cases is highly likely to rise again.



In the midst of this, the Novavax vaccine will start on the 14th.



[Kwon Geun-yong / Head of Vaccination Management Team, Vaccination Response Promotion Division: Since it was developed with a manufacturing method familiar to the public, it is expected that it will be positively used for inoculation of those who have not been vaccinated.]



1, It is used first for the second inoculation.



Nursing hospitals and high-risk groups in facilities will start getting vaccinated first, and the general public can also make reservations from the 21st.



You can get Pfizer or Moderna at the 3rd dose after the 1st or 2nd dose with Novavax.



However, receiving a vaccine other than Novavax at the 1st and 2nd doses and receiving Novavax at the 3rd dose is limited to exceptional cases such as medical reasons.



The quarantine authorities said that most of the adverse reactions after the Novavax vaccination disappeared within three days, and that there was also a preventive effect on Omicron mutation.

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