On the 31st, a number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) continued across the country. According to the quarantine authorities, a total of 1,181 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed across the country from 00:00 to 6pm on the same day. 23 fewer than the 1204 counted at the same time the day before. This was 53 fewer than the number of new cases (1,234) at the time of the interim count last Saturday.
As of 6 pm on the 31st, the number of new confirmed cases rose to the 1,000 level for the first time on the 6th of this month (1006), and then dropped to triple digits for the first time. The number of new confirmed cases was 844 (71.5%) in the metropolitan area and 337 (28.5%) in the non-metropolitan area.
By city and province, Seoul 395, Gyeonggi 371, Incheon 78, Gyeongnam 59, Busan 58, Chungnam 41, Daejeon 33, Gangwon 33, Gyeongbuk 27, Daegu 22, Chungbuk 17, Jeju 14, Gwangju 10 people, Jeonbuk 10 people, Ulsan 8 people, Jeonnam 5 people. Among 17 cities and provinces across the country, there were no confirmed cases in Sejong City until 6 p.m. on the same day.
As of midnight on August 1st, the number of new confirmed cases to be announced is expected to be around 1,400, or at most 1,500, as there is still time until midnight on the same day when the counting of new confirmed cases is closed. On the previous day (30th), after 6 pm, the number of new confirmed cases increased by 335, and the final number was 1539.