According to a report by Yonhap News Agency on the 20th, the South Korean government reported 1,097 new cases of COVID-19 on the same day, setting a new number of new cases in a single day.
Of the new confirmed cases, 1,072 were local cases and 25 were imported from abroad. So far, the total number of cases and 674 deaths in South Korea has reached 49,665.
Among the confirmed cases on the 20th, the capital circle was the most seriously infected. Among them, a prison in southeast Seoul had a cluster infection, and more than 200 people were diagnosed, the vast majority of whom were prisoners.
South Korea’s Ministry of Justice revealed that former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, who was imprisoned for corruption and bribery, was also serving his sentence in the prison, and his virus test was negative.
In order to confirm their safety, many people in Seoul queued up outside temporary screening stations for coronavirus testing.
In addition to the capital, 61 people have also been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in a nursing home in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea.
The epidemic situation in Japan is not optimistic. On the 20th, 556 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were added in Tokyo, the capital of Japan, and more than 500 new cases were added in a single day for five consecutive days.
In addition, confirmed cases in many counties, including Chiba, Okayama and Fukushima, have reached new highs in a single day.
So far, the number of confirmed cases in Japan has reached nearly 200,000. The use of beds in Tokyo, Osaka, Hyogo, Hokkaido and Kochi prefectures has exceeded the fourth stage of Japan’s worst epidemic prevention indicators, and medical resources are facing crisis.