2020-07-02

One-day confirmed cases in South Korea continue to increase

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May 27, Seoul, Korea Bank wheel Students in elementary schools return to school to resume classes. (Posted by Xinhua News Agency, photo by Li Xianghao)

Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, July 2 (Reporter Lu Aihua) According to data from the South Korean epidemic prevention department, as of 0:00 on the 1st, South Korea added 51 new cases of confirmed new crowns from the previous day A total of 12,850 cases were diagnosed, and a total of 282 deaths. Among the new cases, 36 were local cases and 15 were imported cases.

The Yonhap News Agency reported that the number of new cases in a single day increased significantly from the 43 and 42 cases in the previous two days. In addition to the continued occurrence of small-scale cluster infections in the metropolitan area, single-day new cases outside the metropolitan area such as the central city of Daejeon and the southwestern city of Gwangju reached double digits again after nearly three months. Imported cases abroad also maintained double digits for 6 consecutive days.

Two elementary school students in Daejeon were diagnosed with New Crown Virus on June 30, which caused external concerns. According to Yonhap News Agency, this may be the first school infection in South Korea.

The epidemic prevention department said it is conducting epidemiological investigations on these cases. Zheng Yinjing, the head of the Central Anti-epidemic Measures Headquarters, said on the 1st that the epidemic prevention department speculated that the two confirmed cases belonged to school infections.

King Gang Li, Minister of Health and Welfare of South Korea, said at a press conference on the 1st,”Although the cluster epidemic of large facilities is under control, the number of cases associated with small venues and gatherings that are difficult for the epidemic prevention department to manage is increasing.” . He was concerned about the current epidemic spreading to the central and southwestern regions outside the capital circle.