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3,000 confirmed cases in 4 weeks… 1,000 people on the 8th day of severe gastritis

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The number of new COVID-19 cases has fallen to 3,000 for the first time in four weeks.

The number of seriously ill patients was in the 1,000 range on the 8th day, but the number of hospital beds waiting for hundreds of people decreased to single digits.

The quarantine authorities are cautiously predicting the decline in the epidemic and are watching the spread of the new mutant Omicron.

Correspondent Kim Jang-hyun.

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The number of new COVID-19 cases decreased to 3,865 and 4,000, and then decreased to 3,000 in just one day.

This is a decrease of about 300 people compared to the day before, and a decrease of more than 1,000 people from a week ago.

Although the number of tests decreased due to the strong cold, it is also read as a signal that the trend curve is slowly slowing down.

The number of people waiting for more than a day in the hospital also decreased to 9, a significant decrease from 420 a week ago.

The number of severe cases is 1,102, the second largest in history, but authorities predict that it will return to a decreasing trend soon.

<손영래 / 중앙사고수습본부 사회전략반장> “As the proportion of the elderly aged 60 and over, who make up the majority of patients with severe cases, decreases, it is judged that it will lead to a decrease in patients with severe cases with a gap of 5 to 10 days.”

However, the spread of fast-spreading microns is another risk factor.

<박 향 / 중앙사고수습본부 방역총괄반장> “As the number of confirmed cases rapidly increases, the number of high-risk groups may also increase, so it is difficult to make a prediction that the severity or mortality will significantly decrease.”

It is expected that it will be difficult to ease quarantine measures in haste ahead of the announcement of distance on the 31st.

<이재갑 / 한림대강남성심병원 감염내과 교수> “I think it is necessary to stabilize the distance until the critical care system is stabilized, and it should be extended for about two weeks.”

The quarantine authorities plan to hold a daily recovery support committee on the 29th to discuss the prevention strategy with citizen participation, including a movement line input application, and whether to extend the strengthened distance.

This is Yonhap News TV Kim Jang-hyun.

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