124,557 confirmed by 9 pm… 6,661 fewer people than yesterday due to heavy rain

Soldiers from the 1st Airborne Brigade of the Army Special Forces provide support to the public at a villa in Gwanak-gu, Seoul, which was damaged by a landslide caused by heavy rain. photo = Yonhap News

As of 9 pm on the 11th, due to the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) again, there were 120,000 new confirmed cases nationwide.

According to each local government, including the Seoul Metropolitan Government, from 0 am to 9 pm on the same day, there were 124,857 confirmed cases of Corona 19 in 17 cities and provinces across the country. Compared to the same time period the previous day (131,518 people), there were 6661 fewer people. In general, the number of confirmed cases increases in the middle of the week and decreases at the end of the week and on the weekend, depending on the decrease in weekend diagnostic tests. It is believed that the impact of the reduced testing was also due to the torrential rains.

As of 9 p.m. on the same day, the number of confirmed cases was 1.15 times the number of the last 4 days (108,390 people) a week ago and 1.50 times the number of the 28th of last month (83,140 people) two weeks ago. As there is still time until midnight when the counting ends, the number of new confirmed cases announced on the 12th is expected to increase even more, recording the late 120,000s.

As of 9 p.m. on the same day, 62,471 confirmed cases in the metropolitan area and 62,386 cases in non-metropolitan areas each accounted for 50% of the total. By region, Gyeonggi 32,662, Seoul 22,836, Gyeongnam 7768, Incheon 6973, Gyeongbuk 6656, Daegu 5572, Chungnam 5397, Jeonnam 5235, Jeonbuk 5000, Busan 4319, Gangwon 4311, Chungbuk 4235, Gwangju 4030, Daejeon 3797, Ulsan 3104, Jeju 1978, and Sejong 984.

From the 5th to this day, the number of new confirmed cases was 112,858 → 116,34 → 105,472 → 55,267 → 149,878 → 151,792 → 137,241. The average number was 117,591.

The quarantine authorities predict that the peak of the epidemic will be formed at around 200,000 daily confirmed cases during this month. It is decided to release a new forecast next week that reflects variables such as the recent vacation season.

Reporter Jo Ara at Hankyung.com [email protected]

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