The average number of confirmed cases in Jeju Island is 10.8 per day, almost close to the level in December last year. As some say that strengthening some high-risk facilities, such as singing practice ranges and PC rooms, is not enough to develop the current situation, the government upgraded its social distance to the second level for two weeks from May 31 to June 13, while further strengthening quarantine measures.
The collective infection triggered by the university’s athletic department went through several stages of chain infection and turned into a spread throughout social life, including students and office workers. As the investigation scope of confirmed cases has surged in a short period of time, the epidemiological investigation personnel and time of the quarantine authorities have reached their limit, raising concerns over the occurrence of a pandemic crisis out of control.
In fact, a total of 2,277 cases of COVID-19 diagnosis were conducted over the past three days, and 21 of them were confirmed. As of 5 p.m. on the 4th, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Jeju is 1,103. Twelve confirmed cases occurred on the first day when the second-phase upward revision of social distance was applied, and the number of new COVID-19 cases recorded double digits, with 14 on the second day, 12 on the third day and 21 on the fourth day. Looking at the recent outbreak of confirmed cases, a series of infections caused by daycare centers and entertainment bars and infections caused by contact with family members and acquaintances in the Jeju area were all residents of the Jeju area.
In particular, the number of new COVID-19 confirmed cases is rapidly increasing due to collective infection. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classifies chain infections as cases of collective infection if more than five people continue. Four more people were confirmed at the Jeju Provincial Government Daycare Center on the 3rd, and a total of 10 confirmed cases occurred at an entertainment bar located in Jungang-ro, Jeju City. Since the first workplace infection occurred on May 30, two additional confirmed cases were confirmed 강남야구장 on the 31st, with six on the 1st, one on the 2nd and three on the 3rd. The number of confirmed cases is increasing rapidly due to three collective infections, and there is a possibility of further increase.
The main reasons for the spread of COVID-19 include not wearing a mask, long-term stay in indoor space with insufficient ventilation, and non-verbal behaviors such as eating and drinking. COVID-19 spreads when an infected person breathes, with very small particles or droplets of virus. These droplets or small particles can be inhaled by others, fall into other people’s eyes, nose and mouth, and sometimes contaminate the contact surface. People who come in close contact with an infected person within 2m are more likely to be infected.
Meanwhile, according to Jeju Island as of midnight on the 5th, a total of 95,943 people were vaccinated against COVID-19, with the vaccination rate exceeding 14%. Among them, the number of people who completed the second vaccination was 28,028, accounting for 4% of the total residents. As interest in COVID-19 vaccination increased, the vaccination reservation rate was also 78.1%, 0.8% p higher than the national reservation rate. With the implementation of the Daily Recovery Support Plan for Those Who Have Completed Vaccinations,”the number of applicants who want to be vaccinated for reservations is increasing.”.
The vaccination could be harmful to COVID-19, but in order to prevent further indiscriminate spread, we should not all ease tensions over COVID-19