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The updates of COVID-19(as of Feb.19) in Korea
  • Date2020-02-19 16:50
  • Update2020-06-15 14:15
  • DivisionDivision of Risk Assessment and International Cooperation
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As of 19 February, 2020, there have been 15 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 out of total 46 confirmed cases. 34 cases are currently in isolation, and 9,335 turned out to be negative, and 1,030 currently being tested.

 

Period

Total

Confirmed cases

Suspected cases

isolated

discharged

Sub-total

being

tested

tested

negative

As of 09:00, 19 Feb.

10,411

34

12

10,365

1,030

9,335

As of 09:00, 18 Feb.

9,265

21

10

9,234

957

8,277

Differences

+1,146

+13

+2

+1,131

+73

+1,058

(as of 09:00, Feb.19)

New confirmed case 32th, Korean female, who born in 2009 is a daughter of 15th case, and the contact of 15th case and 20th case. While she has been in self-quarantine from February 2, the onset of symptom was developed and tested positive on February 8. She is currently in isolation at the national designated isolation hospital.

 

From the 33th to 46th cases except 40th case have been confirmed at Daegu-city and Gyengbuk province. The central government(MOHW, KCDC) was dispatched a special task force in Daegu-city to implement disease control measure with local government.

 

11 new cases have epidemiological link with 31th confirmed case; 10 attended same Korean cult as the 31th case, while 1 had contact with the confirmed case at a hospital. 2 cases are under investigation.

 

The 40th case, Korean male who born in 1943 visited hospital with identified pneumonia and tested positive on February 19. He is currently in isolation at the national designated isolation hospital. The case has no overseas travel history since Dec,2019. Epidemiological investigation is currently underway.

 

[New cases Information]

Case No.

Sex

Age

Region

Case classification

33

F

1980

Daegu-city

Contact of 31th case (Staff at oriental clinic)

34

M

1996

Daegu-city

Same cluster (Shincheonji*) of 31th confirmed case

35

F

1994

Daegu-city

Same cluster (Shincheonji*) of 31th confirmed case

36

F

1972

Daegu-city

Same cluster (Shincheonji*) of 31th confirmed case

37

M

1973

Gyeongbuk province

Same cluster (Shincheonji*) of 31th confirmed case

38

F

1963

Daegu-city

Under investigation

39

F

1959

Gyeongbuk province

Same cluster (Shincheonji*) of 31th confirmed case

41

F

1951

Gyeongbuk province

Same cluster (Shincheonji*) of 31th confirmed case

42

F

1991

Daegu-city

Same cluster (Shincheonji*) of 31th confirmed case

43

F

1962

Daegu-city

Same cluster (Shincheonji*) of 31th confirmed case

44

F

1974

Daegu-city

Same cluster (Shincheonji*) of 31th confirmed case

45

66

Daegu-city

Same cluster (Shincheonji*) of 31th confirmed case

46

92

Daegu-city

Under investigation

*Korean cult

 

The 31th case, Korean male who born in 1959 has 166 contacts, and they are in self-quarantine. The case was hospitalized at Korean oriental clinic 10 days from February 7th, and 128 contacts are identified. He developed chill on February 7th and visited health facility, church, and hotel fro 1 days before the onset of symptoms. Places and contacts are under investigation.

 

Meanwhile, the 6th, 10th, 16th confirmed cases were tested negative twice in a row, and they will be released today. A total of 16 cases have been discharged so far.

 

According to the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of confirmed cases, COVID-19 is less fatality rate than SARS or MERS, but it is more contagious.

 

The guideline(6th rev.) including case definition is updated and will be applied on February 20. Suspected cases regardless of travel history by medical staff’s decision will get test. And those who are hospitalized with unknown pneumonia will take the COVID-19 test at negative pressure-room or single ward. Even though contacts of case has no symptoms, if necessary, they will be released when the test get negative at 13th day of isolation.

 

[Case Summery in Republic of Korea, as of 09:00, 19 February]

Case No.

Date of laboratory confirmation

Gender

Birth year

Nationality

Travel history in Wuhan

Current status

Contact persons

1

2020-01-20

F

’84

China

O

Discharged

45

2

2020-01-24

M

’64

Korea

O

Discharged

75

3

2020-01-26

M

’66

Korea

O

Discharged

16

4

2020-01-27

M

’64

Korea

O

Discharged

95

5

2020-01-30

M

’87

Korea

O

Hospitalized

31

6

2020-01-30

M

’64

Korea

X

Hospitalized

17

7

2020-01-30

M

’91

Korea

O

Discharged

9

8

2020-01-31

F

’57

Korea

O

Discharged

113

9

2020-01-31

F

’92

Korea

X

Hospitalized

2

10

2020-01-31

F

’66

Korea

X

Hospitalized

43

11

2020-01-31

M

’95

Korea

X

Discharged

0

12

2020-02-01

M

’71

China

X

Hospitalized

422

13

2020-02-02

M

’92

Korea

O

Hospitalized

0

14

2020-02-02

F

’80

China

X

Hospitalized

3

15

2020-02-02

M

’77

Korea

O

Hospitalized

15

16

2020-02-04

F

’77

Korea

X

Hospitalized

450

17

2020-02-05

M

’82

Korea

X

Discharged

290

18

2020-02-05

F

’99

Korea

X

Hospitalized

8

19

2020-02-05

M

’83

Korea

X

Hospitalized

68

20

2020-02-05

F

’78

Korea

X

Hospitalized

2

21

2020-02-05

F

’60

Korea

X

Hospitalized

6

22

2020-02-06

M

’73

Korea

X

Discharged

1

23

2020-02-06

F

’62

China

O

Hospitalized

23

24

2020-02-06

M

’92

Korea

O

Hospitalized

0

25

2020-02-09

F

’46

Korea

X

Hospitalized

12

26

2020-02-09

M

’68

Korea

X

Hospitalized

0

27

2020-02-09

F

’82

China

X

Hospitalized

39

28

2020-02-10

F

’89

China

O

Discharged

1

29

2020-02-16

M

’38

Korea

X

Hospitalized

115

30

2020-02-16

F

’52

Korea

X

Hospitalized

20

31

2020-02-18

F

’59

Korea

X

Hospitalized

Under investigation

32

2020-02-18

F

’09

Korea

Investigation

Hospitalized

Investigation

33

2020-02-18

F

’80

Korea

nvestigation

Hospitalized

Investigation

34

2020-02-18

M

’96

Korea

nvestigation

Hospitalized

Investigation

35

2020-02-18

F

’94

Korea

nvestigation

Hospitalized

Investigation

36

2020-02-18

F

’72

Korea

nvestigation

Hospitalized

Investigation

37

2020-02-18

M

’73

Korea

nvestigation

Hospitalized

Investigation

38

2020-02-18

F

’63

Korea

nvestigation

Hospitalized

Investigation

39

2020-02-18

F

’59

Korea

nvestigation

Hospitalized

Investigation

40

2020-02-19

M

’43

Korea

nvestigation

Hospitalized

Investigation

41

2020-02-19

F

’51

Korea

nvestigation

Hospitalized

Investigation

42

2020-02-19

F

’91

Korea

nvestigation

Hospitalized

Investigation

43

2020-02-19

F

’62

Korea

nvestigation

Hospitalized

Investigation

44

2020-02-19

F

’74

Korea

nvestigation

Hospitalized

Investigation

45

2020-02-19

F

’66

Korea

nvestigation

Hospitalized

Investigation

46

2020-02-19

M

’92

Korea

nvestigation

Hospitalized

Investigation

 

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