December 14 According to South Korean media reports, the Central pandemic Prevention and Response Headquarters of South Korea reported on the 14th that as of 00:00 local time on the same day, 718 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus had been added, with a total of 43,484 confirmed cases. Although the number of new cases has temporarily fallen, it is difficult to see that the spread trend has weakened.
Authorities said that the middle of the week decided whether to raise the pandemic prevention level, and Seoul has also added coronavirus testing sites from today.
It is reported that 682 new cases of community infection and 36 imported cases were reported on the same day.
In addition, there were 7 new deaths, with a total of 587 deaths.
After more than 1,000 new cases in a single day on the 13th, the pandemic situation is still extremely serious because the number of tests on weekends is lower than normal.
In view of the continuous spread of the pandemic in schools, workplaces, small gatherings and other daily living spaces, religious facilities and sanatorium facilities are also constantly experiencing cluster infections.
In addition, the virus is more likely to spread in winter, and confirmed cases may increase at any time. The government is studying various countermeasures such as upgrading the pandemic prevention level to the highest level.
If the spread trend of about 1,000 new people in a single day continues this week or more serious, it is likely to raise the level of “social distancing” to level 3.
South Korean State Premier Ding Se-kyun said on the 14th that the third stage of pandemic prevention level is the “last fortress” to choose from.
On the other hand, the South Korean government has set the period from 14th to January 3, 2021 as the “centralized testing period”, expanding the scope of free COVID-19 testing by adding 150 temporary screening clinics in the capital circle, timely detecting asymptomatic infected people, and controlling the spread of the pandemic.
Temporary screening clinics are mostly located in convenient areas, and anyone with or without symptoms can be examined anonymously.