17,057 new confirmed cases by 9pm… Twice the previous week’s Wednesday ↑

1,099 fewer than 18,606 in the same time period the day before
1426 confirmed cases in the metropolitan area and 7,081 cases in non-metropolitan areas

Citizens wait to be tested at the screening clinic at the Songpa-gu Public Health Center in Seoul. /Photo = Hankyung DB

As the number of new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) confirmed cases turned to increase, more than 17,000 new cases were confirmed by 9 pm on the 6th.

According to each local government, including the Seoul Metropolitan Government, 17,057 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in 17 cities and provinces across the country from 00:00 to 9pm on the same day.

This number decreased by 1,099 from 18,606 people counted for the same time period the previous day, but compared to 9076 people on the 29th of last month a week ago, it increased by 8431 people, almost doubling.

Two weeks ago, on the 22nd of last month, there were 14,454 more than the 7,053, which is 2.5 times higher.

The number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19, which has steadily decreased since the Omicron mutation pandemic, has rebounded from the end of last month, and recorded the high 10,000 for three days in a row after 17,146 on the 4th.

The government is paying close attention to the outbreak of a new epidemic, considering that the number of confirmed cases has turned to an increasing trend.

As of midnight on the 7th, the number of new confirmed cases is expected to approach 20,000 as there is still time until midnight, when the counting ends.

Citizens who visited the screening clinic set up at the Jung-gu Public Health Center in Seoul are being guided by medical staff.  /Photo = Yonhap News

Citizens who visited the screening clinic set up at the Jung-gu Public Health Center in Seoul are being guided by medical staff. /Photo = Yonhap News

The number of new confirmed cases for the last week was 9591 → 9523 → 17,13 → 1053 → 6253 → 18,147 → 19,371 by day, and the weekly average daily number was 11,950 is a person

Meanwhile, 1426 (59.6%) of the new confirmed cases were confirmed in the metropolitan area and 7081 (40.4%) in non-metropolitan areas.

By region, Gyeonggi 4886, Seoul 4579, Gyeongnam 971, Incheon 961, Gyeongbuk 798, Chungnam 606, Busan 598, Gangwon 561, Daegu 552, Daejeon 488, Ulsan 480, Jeonbuk 458, There were 441 confirmed cases in Chungbuk, 411 in Jeonnam, 391 in Jeju, 313 in Gwangju, and 13 in Sejong.

Reporter Lee Bo-bae, Hankyung.com newsinfo@hankyung.com

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