There were 127,190 new confirmed cases of Corona 19 yesterday (3rd).

This is the smallest amount in 41 days, and quarantine authorities predicted that the number of severe cases and deaths will also peak this week or next week.

Reporter Park Soo-jin reports.


Yesterday, there were 127,190 new confirmed cases of Corona 19, a decrease of about 100,000 from the previous day.

It is the smallest number in 41 days since the 99,562 people on February 22.

Although there is an effect that the number of weekend tests has decreased, it is showing a moderate decline with about 59,000 fewer than on Monday of last week and 81,000 less than on Monday of two weeks ago.

The cumulative number of confirmed cases has exceeded 14 million.

The number of critically ill patients was 1,108, a decrease of 20 from the previous day, and there were 218 deaths, resulting in 17,453 deaths from Corona 19.

While the number of confirmed cases is gradually decreasing, quarantine authorities are predicting that the number of patients with severe cases and deaths will peak this week or next week.

[Sohn Young-rae / Jung Soo-bon, head of social strategy group (TBS Radio 'Kim Eo-joon's News Factory')): In fact, the number of seriously ill and dead patients is also expected to be at the peak this week or next week, and there is a phenomenon that is rapidly increasing as much as we initially feared. No.


From today, private gatherings are possible for up to 10 people, and restaurants and cafes are open until 12:00 pm.

Quarantine authorities are also considering a plan to completely lift the distance after two weeks if the number of severe cases and deaths is stably reduced.

From the 31st of last month, face-to-face treatment for confirmed patients was also possible at local hospitals, and from today, local clinics are also actively participating.

As of the 1st of last month, there are 576 medical institutions across the country that can provide face-to-face treatment for confirmed patients, and the government expects that the number will increase when applications for the hospital level become full-fledged.