Next, we will tell you about the corona virus.

Today (29th), the number of new corona patients is expected to increase again and record around 340,000.

The government predicted that the number of critically ill patients, which has been recorded at 1,000 for over 20 days, will not decrease until next month.

By Son Hyeong-an, staff reporter.


As of 9 p.m. last night, the number of new COVID-19 cases nationwide was 333,951.

This is an increase of 150,000 compared to the same time period the day before.

If you add up the total between 9:00 p.m. and midnight, the number of new corona19 confirmed to be announced today is expected to be around 340,000.

The government believes that as the number of tests, which had decreased in the aftermath of the weekend, increased again yesterday, the number of confirmed cases also increased.

However, the government judged that the current COVID-19 spread has reached a peak and has entered a declining trend, and it is expected to decrease to below 300,000 within two weeks and to less than 200,000 within four weeks.

The number of severe cases and deaths is expected to rise further.

The number of seriously ill patients was 1,273, a record high, and it was around 1,000 on the 21st day.

However, it is worrying that the elderly aged 60 years or older account for 85% of severe cases and 95% of deaths.

The government has decided to expand the prescription of oral medicines for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of high-risk groups.

Pax Lovid signed an additional contract for 200,000 people, securing 1204,000 people together with La Gabrio.

[Kwon Deok-cheol/Minister of Health and Welfare: The government will actively use medicines eaten for the elderly and minimize the care gap to minimize infection and aggravation.

] We are considering reforming the medical system.