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Today (4th), the number of new corona cases is expected to record the highest ever again.

As of 9 o'clock last night, there were already over 240,000 people.

Yesterday was the highest number of deaths in a day.

The government is considering extending the business hours of restaurants, etc. to 11 pm, believing that our medical system can still handle it.

The distance adjustment plan will be announced today.



This is reporter Yoo Deok-gi.



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As of 9 p.m. last night, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the country reached 244,889, exceeding the 240,000 range.



As of 9 p.m., it is the first time that more than 240,000 confirmed cases have been reported, so the number of confirmed cases to be announced today is expected to record a record high.



The PCR test positive rate announced yesterday soared to 51%.



If two people are tested, it means that one is confirmed.



Prime Minister Kim Bu-gyeom was also confirmed with a PCR test following the rapid antigen test.



Prime Minister Kim is scheduled to receive treatment at home until the 9th.



The daily death toll was 128, the highest ever, and the number of patients with severe cases also increased day by day, reaching 700 for four days in a row.



The quarantine authorities predicted that the number of severe cases would peak between 2,200 and 2,500.



He explained, "This is a range that can be covered with the currently secured 6,000 severe and semi-severe beds."



Rather, today the government is expected to announce measures to ease the distance.



Meetings of 6 people, business limit From 10:00 pm to 6 people, it is likely to keep the number of people and extend the business hours to 11 pm for one more hour.



It is highly likely that it will be applied from tomorrow at the earliest.



Earlier, the government explained the reason why the current social distancing period was set to the 13th.

[Kim Bu-gyeom/Prime Minister (last 18th, 8th news): We did not consider the presidential election, but decided it



to be 3 weeks (until the 13th) in order not to burden the presidential election schedule.]



At the time of the two announcements, he also said that the adjustment would be pursued after the peak of the trend had passed.

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