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As the spread of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in Korea grew stronger, the number of confirmed cases continued across the country on the 22nd.
According to the quarantine authorities and each local government, including the Seoul Metropolitan Government, a total of 1,507 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were confirmed nationwide from 00:00 to 9pm on the same day.
This is 51 more than the 1,456 people counted at the same time the day before.
The previous day’s interim statistics did not reflect the 270 confirmed cases of Cheonghae unit members who returned home early due to a group infection. Based on this number (1,726 people), 219 people decreased.
If you look at the regions where the confirmed cases were confirmed on that day, the metropolitan area had 1,02 (66.5%) and non-metropolitan areas had 505 (33.5%).
The number of confirmed cases by province was 518 in Seoul, 391 in Gyeonggi, 111 in Busan, 93 in Incheon, 74 in Gyeongnam, 61 in Gangwon, 58 in Daegu, 42 in Daejeon, 31 in North Chungcheong, 29 in Jeju, 26 in Chungnam. Ulsan 21, Gyeongbuk 16, Jeonnam 15, Jeonbuk 10, Gwangju 9, and Sejong 2
There were confirmed cases in all 17 cities and provinces across the country.
As there is still time left until midnight, when the counting ends, the number of new confirmed cases to be announced as of 00:00 on the 23rd is expected to increase further, reaching 1,600, or at most 1,700.
On the previous day, the number increased by 116 after 9 pm and the number of confirmed cases in the Cheonghae unit added up to 1,842, the highest since the Corona 19 incident.
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The spark of the 4th pandemic, which started in the metropolitan area, has recently spread to all parts of the non-metropolitan area.
The number of daily confirmed cases has been in four digits since the 7th (1,212 people), and the 23rd is the 17th.
In the past week (July 16-22), the number of new confirmed cases recorded 1,536 → 1,452 → 1,454 → 1,252 → 1,278 → 1,784 → 1,842 by day. More than 1,200 people came out every day.
If you look at the main cases, group infections are continuing in saunas, sports facilities, and acquaintance groups.
In relation to a sauna in Gwanak-gu, Seoul, an employee first tested positive on the 11th, and there have been additional infections every day, resulting in a total of 143 confirmed cases.
In addition, 18 people were confirmed in connection with an athletic facility in Nowon-gu, Seoul, and 13 people were confirmed in connection with a gathering of acquaintances in Jungnang-gu.
In Daejeon, additional infections were confirmed mainly at the Seo-gu call center (13 new people, cumulative 35) and Seo-gu Taekwondo center (27 new people, cumulative 107).
Even in the Gyeongnam region, where the spread is strong, the scale of infection is increasing mainly at entertainment bars in Gimhae, Gyeongnam (the second case, cumulative 202 people), acquaintances in Dong-gu, Ulsan, and daycare centers (84 people).
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