[사회]Declined to 300 people in a week, quarantine authorities warned… why?

[앵커]
The number of new corona19 confirmed cases has plummeted to 300 in a week.

However, the quarantine authorities are warning about the spread of the third epidemic.

The decrease in the number of new confirmed cases is due to the confirmed number of tests.

Reporter Seung-eun Lee reports.

[기사]
There were 332 new cases of Corona 19.

Domestic outbreaks were 313 and overseas inflows were 19.

The metropolitan area had 236 people, accounting for 75.4% of the total occurrence.

It has been a week since the number of new confirmed cases has fallen to 300.

However, the spread did not stop.

This is because the number of inspections on Sunday has decreased by 57% compared to last Friday.

Warning lights have already been lit on major quarantine indicators.

Last week, the number of new confirmed cases in Korea reached an average of 454 per day, which falls within the range of 2.5 steps.

The infection reproductive index, which shows how many people are infected by one confirmed person, jumped to 1.12 last week.

The positive rate, which is the ratio of the number of confirmed patients to the number of testers, is also increasing.

[정은경 / 중앙방역대책본부장 : 1.2%를 초과해서 검사 양성률도 증가하고 있는 그런 양상입니다. 그래서 상당히 3차 유행이 감소 추세였다가 다시 증가하는 게 아닌가에 대한 큰 우려를 하고 있는 게 사실입니다.]

Taking into account the effects of group outbreaks, Lunar New Year holidays, and alleviation of social distancing at large workplaces and medical institutions, the spread may increase.

The number of mutant virus inflow cases has also increased to 128, and the new semester is approaching.

[정은경 / 중앙방역대책본부장 : 영국이나 남아공, 브라질 변이 바이러스 이외에 일본이나 미국에서도 다양한 변이 바이러스가 보고되고 있어서 이러한 바이러스의 국내 유입 가능성도 있는 상황입니다.]

The government will observe the trend of confirmed cases during the week and finalize a distancing adjustment plan that will be applied from next week later in the week.

This is YTN Seung-eun Lee.

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