The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 12 September
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Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea

12 September, 2020



As of 0:00, 12 September 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 22,055 (including 2,981 imported cases), of which 18,029 cases have been discharged from isolation. There are 118 new local cases, 18 new imported cases, and 5 new death.


[ Overall case and test status, as of 0:00, 12 September (cumulative since 3 January 2020) ]

 

Period

(since 3 Jan)

Total

Tested positive (PCR)

Testing in progress

Tested negative (PCR)

Confirmed

Discharged from isolation

Under isolation

Deceased

As of 0:00

11 September (Fri)

2,119,211

21,919

17,616

3,953

350

29,423

2,067,869

As of 0:00

12 September (Sat)

2,135,457

22,055

18,029

3,671

355

27,826

2,085,576

Difference

+16,246

+136

+413

-282

+5

-1,597

+17,707

 

* Based on case data reported to the KDCA

** Testing in progress includes number of completed tests with negative results that are being recorded with delays

Figures subject to correction based on findings from epidemiological investigations


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Major local clusters as of 12:00 today (12 September):

* The specific figures below may differ from the daily reported statistics or figures disclosed by local municipalities due to factors such as report timing and differences in the time period considered

 

Related to August 15 Seoul rallies, 1 additional case was confirmed during investigation. In total, 565 cases have been confirmed.

- Rally related (212), further transmissions (301), police (8), under investigation (44)

- 267 cases total in capital area (Seoul, Incheon, and Gyeonggi)

- 298 cases total in other areas

 

Related to Severance Hospital in Seodaemun-gu, Seoul City, 4 additional cases were confirmed during contact investigation. In total, 23 cases have been confirmed.


Related to Nichiren Shoshu Seoul Mission (religious facility), 1 additional case was confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 23 cases have been confirmed.

- staff and member(18, including index case), family and friends 5

 

Related to Coupang logistics center in Songpa-gu, Seoul City, 3 additional cases were confirmed from worker’s residence as a result of contact investigation. In total, 19 cases have been confirmed.

- Staff (13, index case included), further transmission (6)

 

Related to K Health Industry in Gangnam-gu, Seoul City, after first case was confirmed on 8 September, 9 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 10 cases have been confirmed.

- Staff (8, index case included), family and friends (2)

 

Related to an elderly day care center in Ichon City, Gyeonggi Province, 4 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 18 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to health supplement business seminar in Daejeon City, 3 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 54 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to Seomgim Nursing Home, Geomsan-gun, Chung-nam Province, 1 additional case was confirmed during contact investigation. In total, 10 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to wild ginseng business seminar held in 2 September in Chilgok-gun, Gyeong-buk Province, after first case was confirmed on 8 September, 7 additional cases were confirmed and investigation is underway. In total, 8 cases have been confirmed.

 

Imported cases as of 0:00, 12 September:

18 new imported cases

- 10 confirmed at the point of entry and 8 were confirmed in the community while in mandatory self-quarantine after arrival

- 5 Korean nationals and 13 foreign nationals

Infection acquisition location (presumed):

- Asia excluding China: Bangladesh 3, Russia 2, Philippines 1, India 1, Indonesia 1, Afghanistan 1, Iraq 1, Nepal 1

- Americas: US 3

- Oceania : Australia 4

 

Severe/critical cases in ages 60 and above

154 severe/critical cases as of today:

- 38 aged 80-89 / 67 aged 70-79

- 39 aged 60-69 / 14 aged 50-59

- 5 aged 40-49 / 1 aged 30-39


Death cases

355 cases as of today, 343 with underlying medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes:

- 181 aged above 80 / 109 aged 70-79

- 42 aged 60-69 / 23 aged 50 and below

 

Because of the higher risk of developing severe symptoms if infected, particular caution is advised for the facilities commonly used by the elderly.

For staffs:

- Do not visit publicly used facilities such as cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs, singing rooms, and PC cafes

- Cancel or postpone travel plans or social gatherings

- Do not go to work if having suspected symptoms and get tested

- Carefully follow infection prevention guidelines including mask wearing and hand washing while at work

 

For facility managers:

- Restrict access of outsiders

- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces often

- Ventilate often including while air conditioner is on

- If an inpatient or resident shows fever, cough, or other suspected symptoms, help them to get tested as soon as possible

 

KDCA requested the public for continued support of and participation in social distancing level 2 guidelines for this coming weekend.


Public Guidance for Level 2 Social Distancing

Do not go to work if feeling sick

  - Call KDCA call center by dialing 1339 or contact local public health center or screening clinic

Postpone or cancel non-essential outings, social gatherings, events, or travel

  - Essential travel includes getting medical care, buying necessities, or to going to work

  - At restaurants or cafes, order takeout rather than dining in

  - Home training or outdoor exercising is recommended in place of going to gyms

  - For social activities, utilize PC or smartphones to have online meetings

  - Use online shopping over physical stores

If going out, wear mask and follow infection prevention guidelines

  - Do not visit crowded, confined, or close-contact places with poor ventilation

  - Wear mask indoors as well as outdoors whenever 2m distancing can’t be maintained

  - Ensure mask covers mouth and nose completely and do not touch mask

  - Keep mask on except to drink or eat

  - Maintain physical distance from other people (2m recommended, 1m minimum)

  - No droplet-producing activities such as shouting, singing out loud, or chanting

  - No physical contact with others such as handshakes or hugs

 

Guidance on proper mask wearing

Wear mask when going out

Mask should cover mouth and nose completely

Do not touch mask surface with hands

Keep mask on at all times except while eating or drinking



REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION AND EPIDEMIOLOGICAL LINKS OF CONFIRMED CASES

 

Region

Confirmed cases

Other major clusters

Total

Imported cases

Clusters

Other*

Under investigation

New cases

Sub-

total

Shin-

cheonji cluster

Other local clusters

Related to imported cases

Seoul

4,639

399

2,612

8

2,533

71

765

863

50

Past large clusters:

Sarang Jeil Church (1,165)

Nightclubs (277)

Richway (208)

Guro-gu call center (170)

Coupang fulfillment center (152)

Gwangju door-to-door sales (150)

Fitness/sport facility in Cheonan (123)

Newly planted churches group (119)

 

Recent clusters:

Nichiren Shoshu Seoul Mission

Kimchi factory in Cheongyang-gun

August 15 Seoul rallies

Jongro District Office

Guro-gu apartment/ livestock company

Indoor fitness facility in Wonju

Severenace Hospital

Coupang Songpa 2 Camp

Online hiking group

Donggwangju table tennis in Gwangju

BF Mobile Telemarketing Call Center

Suncheonhyang University Cheonan Hospital

Hyemin Hospital

Yeonje-gu officetel (real estate auction)

In The Light Church

Seohaero Church

 

Busan

351

46

217

12

150

55

43

45

4

Daegu

7,094

76

5,341

4,512

825

4

932

745

4

Incheon

821

92

562

2

552

8

87

80

8

Gwangju

475

49

333

9

318

6

62

31

3

Daejeon

339

26

162

2

160

0

104

47

7

Ulsan

133

33

63

16

43

4

26

11

1

Sejong

70

9

47

1

45

1

10

4

0

Gyeonggi

3,871

533

2,203

29

2,108

66

610

525

32

Gangwon

215

26

130

17

112

1

34

25

3

Chung-

buk

147

29

68

6

55

7

26

24

0

Chung-

nam

423

49

240

0

239

1

76

58

6

Jeonbuk

97

32

33

1

32

0

22

10

1

Jeonnam

166

33

76

1

73

2

45

12

1

Gyeong-

buk

1,485

51

1,100

566

534

0

199

135

2

Gyeong-

nam

265

69

159

32

124

3

16

21

3

Jeju

53

18

11

0

10

1

18

6

1

Ports of Entry

1,411

1,411

0

0

0

0

0

0

10

Total

22,055

2,981

13,357

5,214

7,913

230

3,075

2,642

136

(%)

(13.5)

(60.6)

(23.6)

(35.9)

(1.0)

(13.9)

(12.0)

 * Includes contacts of confirmed cases

The interim classification is based on the reporting location, which may change depending on further epidemiological investigation.


AGE DISTRIBUTION OF SEVERE CASES

 

 

8.30

8.31

9.1

9.2

9.3

9.4

9.5

9.6

9.7

9.8

9.9

9.10

9.11

9.12

Total

70

79

104

123

154

157

159

163

162

150

154

169

175

164

Severe

38

47

69

83

101

101

98

101

101

92

89

97

92

89

Very severe

32

32

35

40

53

56

61

62

61

58

65

72

83

75

 

 

Total

Severe

(

%

)

Critical

(

%

)

Total

164

89

(

100

)

75

(

100

)

80 and above

38

28

(

31.5

)

10

(

13.3

)

70-79

67

25

(

28.1

)

42

(

56.0

)

60-69

39

24

(

27.0

)

15

(

20.0

)

50-59

14

9

(

10.1

)

5

(

6.7

)

40-49

5

2

(

2.2

)

3

(

4.0

)

30-39

1

1

(

1.1

)

0

(

0.0

)

20-29

0

0

(

0.0

)

0

(

0.0

)

10-19

0

0

(

0.0

)

0

(

0.0

)

0-9

0

0

(

0.0

)

0

(

0.0

)



Confirmed cases by gender and age group

 

 

New cases

(%)

Total cases

(%)

Incidence rate*

(per 100,000)

Total

136

(100)

22,055

(100)

42.54

Sex

Male

81

(59.56)

10,063

(45.63)

38.91

Female

55

(40.44)

11,992

(54.37)

46.15

Age

80 or above

4

(2.94)

901

(4.09)

47.44

70-79

14

(10.29)

1,710

(7.75)

47.41

60-69

29

(21.32)

3,425

(15.53)

53.99

50-59

34

(25.00)

4,061

(18.41)

46.86

40-49

18

(13.24)

2,946

(13.36)

35.12

30-39

12

(8.82)

2,713

(12.30)

38.51

20-29

16

(11.76)

4,543

(20.60)

66.75

10-19

5

(3.68)

1,230

(5.58)

24.90

0-9

4

(2.94)

526

(2.38)

12.68

* Total (cumulative) number of cases reported since January 2020 by sex and age / Population by sex and age (based on resident registration data of the Ministry of the Interior as of January 2020)

 

Deaths by gender and age group

 

 

New deaths

(%)

Total deaths

(%)

Case fatality rate (%)

Total

5

(100)

355

(100)

1.61

Sex

Male

1

(20.0)

186

(52.39)

1.85

Female

4

(80.0)

169

(47.61)

1.41

Age

80 or above

3

(60.0)

181

(50.99)

20.09

70-79

1

(20.0)

109

(30.70)

6.37

60-69

0

-

42

(11.83)

1.23

50-59

1

(20.0)

17

(4.79)

0.42

40-49

0

-

4

(1.13)

0.14

30-39

0

-

2

(0.56)

0.07

20-29

0

-

0

(0.00)

0.00

10-19

0

-

0

(0.00)

0.00

0-9

0

-

0

(0.00)

0.00



IMPORTED CONFIRMED CASES

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NEW CASES (LAST 2 WEEKS) BY CHAIN OF TRANSMISSION

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