The number of new coronavirus infections (Corona 19) in Korea increased by 25 from the previous day (537) to 562, and the second day remained at 500.
Since the first coronavirus outbreak on January 20 of last year, the cumulative confirmed number has exceeded 70,000 in over a year. After reaching the 60,000 level on the 31st of last month (60,739), the number of people increased by 10,000 in 13 days.
The number of deaths increased by 20 to 1185, and the number of severe-severe patients decreased by 16 to 374.
The number of tests was 58,227, which was less than the previous day (62,400 people), and the positive rate recorded 0.97%, slightly higher than the previous day’s 0.86%.
The number of new confirmed cases in the last week has been showing a trend of 870, 674, 641, 665, 451, 537, 562.
The Central Defense Response Headquarters announced that as of 0 o’clock on the 12th, the number of new corona19 confirmed cases increased by 562, accumulating 7212. There were 536 people in Korea and 26 people from overseas.
Of the 536 domestic outbreaks, 357 in the metropolitan area, 189 in Gyeonggi, 148 in Seoul, and 20 in Incheon.
The number of domestic occurrences in the non-metropolitan area is 179. There were 42 in Gyeongnam, 35 in Busan, 23 in Gyeongbuk, 20 in Gangwon, 13 in Daegu, 11 in each of Ulsan and Chungbuk, 9 in Daejeon, 7 in Jeonbuk, 4 in Chungnam, 3 in Gwangju, and 1 in Jeju.
There were still cases of group infection in nursing homes-nursing hospitals and religious facilities. All 21 people were confirmed at the church in Gwanak-gu, Seoul, and the number of confirmed cases related to nursing facilities in Seongdong-gu increased to 13.
A total of 576 people were infected with the BTJ Community Center in Sangju, Gyeongbuk. As many visitors to the center have not been tested, the number of confirmed cases is expected to increase. In Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, a 50-year-old who visited the Sangju BTJ World Center was confirmed after a month. On the 9th of last month, Mr. A, who visited the BTJ Universal Center, was tested positive for coughing and sore throat on the 12th of this month.
Of the 26 confirmed foreign inflows, 3 were confirmed during the airport-port entry quarantine process, and the remaining 23 were positive during self-isolation.
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