32 new confirmed cases in Daegu, 12 in Gyeongbuk… sporadic spread

At the temporary screening clinic, citizens are waiting for a Corona 19 test on a forest road to avoid the scorching sun. Daegu = Yonhap News

As the fourth pandemic of the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) is underway in the metropolitan area, 44 more confirmed cases have occurred in Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do.

According to the Daegu Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters on the 16th, as of 00:00 on that day, there were 19,933 local confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 32 from the previous day. By address, 13 people in Suseong-gu, 5 people in Dalseo-gu, 4 people in Dong-gu, 3 people in Buk-gu, 2 people in Seo-gu, 1 person each in Jung-gu, Nam-gu, Dalseong-gun, and 2 people in Chilgok-gun.

11 of the new confirmed cases are related to a gym in Beomeo-dong, Suseong-gu. On the 11th, one member was confirmed with an unknown infection route, and as a result of additional tests, confirmed cases were found one after another from members and members’ families. With this, the cumulative number of confirmed cases, including residents living in other areas, has risen to 66.

In connection with a pub in Dongseong-ro club alley in Jung-gu, nine more people were confirmed. After the owner of a pub A was confirmed on the 6th, it spread to employees and guests, and spread to an entertainment pub in Nam-gu, where the owner visited with his acquaintances, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases increased to 49. After a confirmed person from the Busan area visited on the 2nd, the cumulative number of confirmed cases at the B pub, which followed one after another, also increased to 27.

One more nth infection related to a restaurant in Pyongni-dong, Seo-gu, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases is 13. In addition, nine people were identified as having contact with confirmed cases in Seoul, Daejeon, Suwon, Gumi, Geochang, and Daegu, and two people were identified as having no way of knowing the route of infection, so the quarantine authorities are conducting an epidemiological investigation. An official from Daegu City said, “In addition to the temporary screening test station set up at the National Debt Compensation Memorial Park in Jung-gu, an inspection station will be installed at Duryu Park baseball field and will be operated until the 29th.”

In Gyeongsangbuk-do, there are a number of cases of confirmed cases after coming into contact with confirmed cases from other regions. As of 00:00 on the same day, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Gyeongbuk increased by 12 more. In Chilgok, three contacts of a confirmed person in Daejeon and one contact of a confirmed person related to an entertainment bar in Daegu were confirmed. In Gyeongsan, one contact with a confirmed case related to an indoor sports facility in Suseong-gu, Daegu, and one contact with a confirmed person in Gwangju-gu, Gwangju tested positive.

In addition, two people from Gyeongju, two from Pohang, and two from Gumi were tested positive after contact with the confirmed person. In the past week, 81 cases have been confirmed in South Korea, excluding inflows from North Gyeongsang Province.

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