The government “Increased the third week of weekly severe cases this month… Secure beds”

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As the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) continues to spread, the weekly average number of severe cases of severe disease has increased for three consecutive weeks this month.

Jeon Hae-cheol, the 2nd deputy director of the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters (Minister of Public Administration and Security), said in a remark on the 22nd, “The average daily number of severe cases in the last week was 498, increasing for three consecutive weeks from the first week of November. “he explained.

“As the number of seriously ill patients and the average bed utilization rate are increasing, the government is making every effort to secure beds and secure medical personnel,” said Jeon. said

He continued, “We will increase the consent rate for booster vaccination through active encouragement for residents of nursing hospitals and facilities, who are clearly showing signs of weakening in their immunity after completion of vaccination.” We will support the inoculation personnel as much as possible,” he said.

The former second deputy director also said, “Temporarily suspend the ‘contact visits’ allowed only for those who have completed vaccinations, and thoroughly manage the compliance with quarantine rules through the ‘Responsible Care System’, which matches one-to-one public officials for each nursing hospital. will be implemented,” he explained.

In addition, as all schools in the metropolitan area began to return to school from this day, the former second deputy chief emphasized thorough quarantine management.

The former second deputy chief said, “The government will do its best to quarantine school facilities by using 1,800 quarantine personnel who have applied to 600 overcrowded schools in the metropolitan area.” For facilities outside of large schools, we will operate a ‘School Life Prevention Guidance and Inspection Team’ by the end of the year, in which about 1,300 people including local governments, offices of education, and parents participate,” he said.

In addition, the government plans to expand and operate the ‘preemptive COVID-19 testing mobile sample team’ operating in six cities and provinces, including Seoul and Gyeonggi Province, by the end of the year.

Jeon also said that he would strengthen the base for manpower expansion for stable infectious disease management.

He said, “This year, the city, county, and district public health centers were able to hire about 800 people to take charge of diagnostic tests and epidemiological investigations, and we will support to secure an additional 750 people next year. Through the ‘Fostering Project’, we will secure an additional 200 dedicated nursing personnel by the beginning of next year and continue to promote the project in consideration of the relevant circumstances.”


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