As of 00:00 today (31st), there were 1,539 new confirmed cases of Corona 19. Amid the nationwide spread of the thousand myongdaes for the 25th day, the number of patients with severe gastritis is also increasing.
Correspondent Park Jin-gyu.
While the spread of the 4th domestic Corona 19 pandemic is not slowing down, the number of new confirmed cases as of 00:00 today was 1,539, down 171 from the previous day.
It has dropped from 1700 to 1500, but the number of confirmed cases can increase at any time as we are in the peak season during the summer vacation season with a lot of movement.
By region, the metropolitan area accounted for 64% with 938 people, including 468 in Seoul, 383 in Gyeonggi, and 87 in Incheon.
In the non-metropolitan area, Gyeongnam 97 people, Daejeon 86 people, and Busan 69 people showed up in that order.
As the number of confirmed cases recorded around 1,000 for the 25th day, the number of patients with severe cases is also increasing.
As of 00:00 today, there were a total of 317 patients with severe cases, an increase of 18 from the previous day.
The number of patients with severe severe cases exceeded 200 on the 20th, and again quickly exceeded 300 in 11 days.
It is the first time since January that the number of patients with severe severe cases exceeded 300.
As the number of patients with severe cases continues to increase, concerns about the shortage of beds will inevitably increase.
The government is planning to increase the number of beds by 8,000 nationwide, including 6200 in the metropolitan area and 1800 in non-metropolitan areas.