[사회]The increase in new patients has slowed down… “We are keeping the peak of the winter epidemic”

[앵커]

As the increase in new corona19 patients slows down, an opinion is emerging that now is the peak of this winter’s trend.

The government said that after the full cold set in, the spread could increase again due to more indoor activities, and that the peak ruling would be observed and confirmed.

This is Reporter Kim Pyeong-jeong.

[기자]

The COVID-19 epidemic has been shocking lately.

Compared to the same day of the week a week ago, the number of new cases fell for the fifth consecutive day this week.

The National Institute of Mathematical Sciences analyzed that the number of new patients will drop to 25,000 in the middle of this month.

Although there were differences in degree from institution to institution, the prediction that the number of cases will decrease in the future was the same.

However, the government believes it is still too early to judge the peak of the epidemic this winter.

As the cold has now set in in earnest, there is a possibility that air transfer will expand due to increased activity in closed rooms.

[권준욱 국립보건연구원장 : 한파가 시작되었고 또 본격적인 실내 밀집도가 늘어날 상황이고, 따라서 코로나19의 유행과 관련해서는 정점 시기라든지 이런 부분은 조금 더 확인을 해야 될 필요가 있다고 말씀을 드립니다.]

Maintaining a high level of critically ill patients in the 400 range for the second week is also a tension-busting factor.

It is also a concern that the immunity obtained from natural infection or vaccination is decreasing, such as the recent increase in the re-infection rate to the 12% level.

[이상민 행정안전부 장관 : 재감염률도 증가하는 상황이므로 백신 접종의 중요성은 더욱 커지고 있습니다. 국내에서 검출되는 바이러스는 오미크론 계열이 대부분인 상황을 고려하면 2가 백신 접종의 필요성은 더욱 높다고 하겠습니다.]

We intend to confirm the extent to which the reduction in immunity has progressed through a secondary antibody positive rate survey.

The extent to which the positive rate of COVID-19 antibodies, which reached 97% in the first survey, will be revealed in this month’s survey.

This is YTN Kim Pyeong-jeong,

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