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number of new COVID-19 cases rose to 10,000 after 20 days at 14,463.

The quarantine authorities said that the infection reproduction index, which indicates how many people a confirmed person infects, also rose to 1, and the number of confirmed cases has continued to increase recently.



This is from Yoo Seung-hyeon, medical reporter.



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Yesterday, there were 14,463 new cases of COVID-19.



It is the first time in 20 days since the 9th that the number of confirmed cases exceeded 10,000.



In particular, the number of overseas inflows was 205, an increase of 86 from yesterday, recording triple digits for the fourth day.



It is the first time in about five months since February 1 that the number of overseas confirmed cases exceeded 200.



It seems that the exemption from quarantine for overseas arrivals and the expansion of international flights, which took effect on the 8th, have had an impact.



The quarantine authorities said that the infection reproduction index, which fell to 0.7 at the end of April, has recently increased and rose to 1 yesterday.



[Lee Ki-il / 1st General Coordinator of the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters: When the infection reproduction index exceeds 1, it means that the corona epidemic has changed from a



decreasing trend to an increasing trend .]

“We are entering a stagnant phase,” he said.



In addition, from the 1st of next month, medical institutions can check overseas travel history information about whether the patient has visited five countries, including England, Spain, Germany, Portugal and France, where monkey pox is common.



Meanwhile, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety plans to hold a meeting of the final inspection committee for Korea's No. 1 Corona 19 vaccine developed by SK Bioscience and announce whether to approve the item at 2 pm.

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