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number of new COVID-19 cases fell below 10,000 again in three days at 9,000.

The government announced that it would integrate the Corona Outpatient Treatment Center into a respiratory patient treatment center and conduct a large-scale investigation on aftereffects.

This is a report by reporter Kim Deok-hyun.

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number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 was 9,315.

The number of new confirmed cases fell below 10,000 again in three days, and as of Friday's announcement, it is the first time in 20 weeks since January 21st.

The number of patients with severe severe cases was 107, an increase of one from the previous day, maintaining the level of 100 for the second week.

The death toll was 18.

With the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Korea reaching 18.2 million so far, approaching 40% of the total, the government has decided to conduct a large-scale investigation into the causes and symptoms of after-effects after contracting Corona.

[Han Deok-soo/Prime Minister: The government will systematically analyze the causes and symptoms of COVID-19 sequelae through a large-scale investigation and make guidelines for the treatment of sequelae based on this.]

In addition, respiratory clinics, designated medical institutions for respiratory treatment, and outpatient treatment It was decided to integrate the corona treatment centers, which were divided into centers, into more than 5,000 'respiratory patient care centers'.

These treatment centers provide one-stop treatment for high-risk groups, including testing, treatment, and prescription, by displaying relevant signs on the outside of the hospital.

The government also plans to hold its first meeting within the month of the newly launched National Infectious Disease Crisis Response Advisory Committee, which will be organized mainly by private experts.