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number of new COVID-19 cases recorded 138,000.

The quarantine authorities said they would create a system that can respond to 300,000 confirmed cases.

This is Yoo Seung-hyun, medical reporter.

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number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 was 138,812, down 39,000 from the previous day.

The cumulative number of confirmed cases exceeded 22 million, accounting for 42.6% of the total population.

The number of patients with severe severe cases was 492, continuing the level of 400 for the third day.

The death toll rose by 22 to 83, the highest in 112 days.

Quarantine authorities have predicted that the daily death toll could rise to 140 by the beginning of next month.

[Lee Ki-il / 1st General Coordinator of Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters: The government will work harder to create a medical and quarantine system that can respond to 300,000 confirmed cases.

We do our best to minimize the number of fatalities and seriously ill patients without fussing over the changing pattern of the epidemic.


The government has decided to utilize human resources such as customized care services for the elderly and home care services to regularly check the health status of the vulnerable, such as the elderly living alone over the age of 60.

The home treatment team at the public health center and the local health and welfare team plan to check the health status by phone 2 or 3 times at the beginning of home treatment, and visit if necessary to promptly provide face-to-face treatment.

In addition, the operation status of 3,575 special treatment beds for dialysis, childbirth and pediatric patients will be monitored frequently.

In addition, from this weekend, 6 beds will be prepared at three on-call hospitals in the metropolitan area for six weeks and emergency patient care will begin.