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The updates of COVID-19 in Republic of Korea
  • Date2020-03-02 21:31
  • Update2020-03-02 21:33
  • DivisionDivision of Risk assessment and International cooperation
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The updates of COVID-19 in Republic of Korea

As of 2 March, 2020


 

From 16:00, 1 March, 2020 to 0:00, 2 March, 2020, 476 additional cases are confirmed, which brings in total number of cases to 4,212.

Period

(since 3 January)

Total

Confirmed cases

Suspected cases

Sub

total

discharged

isolated

Deceased

Sub

total

being tested

tested negative

As of 16:00, 1 March.

98,921

3,736

30

3,688

18

95,185

33,360

61,825

As of 0:00, 2 March

109,591

4,212

31

4,159

22

105,379

33,799

71,580

Differences

+10,670

+476

+1*

+471

+4**

+10,194

+439

+9,755

 

* 2 cases (male born in 1987, female born in 2015) will be discharged.

** 4 cases (male born in 1939, male born in 1949, male born in 1955, female born in 1934) passed away.

 

 

The regional distribution of the total confirmed cases are as follows.

 

City

Seoul

Busan

Daegu

Incheon

Gwangju

Daejeon

Ulsan

Sejong

As of 16:00, 1 March

87

83

2,704

6

9

13

20

1

New cases

4

5

377

1

0

1

0

0

Total

91

88

3,081

7

9

14

20

1

 

Province

Gyeong-gi

Gang

-won

Chung

-buk

Chung-

nam

Jeon

-buk

Jeon

-nam

Gyeong-buk

Gyeong-nam

Jeju

As of 16:00, 28 Feb.

89

15

11

68

6

3

556

63

2

Differences

3

4

0

10

0

2

68

1

0

As of 9:00,

29 Feb.

92

19

11

78

6

5

624

64

2

 

The total of 4,212 cases are classified by the clusters and the regions as follows.

Regions

Confirmed cases

Remarks

sub

total

Shincheonji

(Religious sect)

Cheongdo Daenam Hospital

Imported or imported related

Others*

Newly confirmed**

Seoul

91

4

0

18

69

9

Eunpyeong St. Mary’s Hospital related or individual cases

Busan

88

9

2

0

77

7

Onchun Church related, contact of the confirmed cases

Daegu

3081

2136

2

0

943

514

69.3% cases are related to Shincheonji.

The cases in others are also mostly assumed to be Shincheonji related

Incheon

7

1

0

1

5

1

 

Gwangju

9

7

0

1

1

0

No new case reported today

Daejeon

14

0

0

0

14

1

 

Ulsan

20

10

0

0

10

3

 

Sejong

1

1

0

0

0

0

No new case reported today

Gyeonggi

92

16

0

11

65

8

Shincheonji related, contacts of the confirmed cases

Gangwon

19

7

0

0

12

12

 

Chungbuk

11

5

0

0

6

0

No new case reported today

Chungnam

78

2

0

0

76

18

61.5% cases are related to the gym in Cheonan

Jeonbuk

6

0

0

1

5

1

 

Jeonnam

5

1

0

1

3

2

 

Gyeongbuk

624

197

115

0

312

108

Daenam Hospital, Shincheonji, Travel history to Israel, Milal Shelter related

Gyeongnam

64

22

0

0

42

2

Shincheonji, Geochang Church, Onchun Church related

Jeju

2

0

0

0

2

0

No new case reported today

Total

4,212

2418

119

33

1642

686

 

(57.4%)

(2.8%)

(0.8%)

(39.0%)

* Not classified into a cluster or under investigation

** Reported from 9:00, 1 March to 0:00, 2 March

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

 

As shifting the strategy from containment to mitigation, KCDC has released the 7th edition of COVID-19 protocol and guideline as effective the beginning on 2 March.

 

For confirmed cases, the case management team at local government composed of medical staff has classified a severity level of 4, and cases with higher severity will be hospitalized promptly at negative pressure room or infectious disease designated hospital. Cases who have low necessity for inpatient treatment but need to be isolated for the purpose of minimizing the transmission and monitoring will be provided with medical support at ‘Life treatment center’ which set up at each region.

 

Medical staff will be assigned at ‘Life treatment center’ to monitor the health status of the cases in the center on a regular basis. If medical staff determines that inpatient treatment is needed, cases will be hospitalized promptly. If symptoms improve even while in hospital, the cases is discharged first. And they are transfer to Life treatment center or take care at home as determined by the doctor and the patient management group. The local government select facilities to designate the ‘Life treatment center’ which get a medial support from nearby hospital at each city and province. This system operates from Daegu city in the first place.

 

KCDC emphasized the importance of personal hygiene practice and social distancing. It is critical that the public follows the guidance for COVID-19 prevention, such as washing hands with soap and running water and covering mouth and nose with elbow when coughing.

 

Furthermore, anyone having fever or respiratory symptoms should avoid having in contact with others, visiting a crowded place, or attending religious gatherings. High-risk group, such as the elderly over 65 year old, people with underlying chronic conditions, and pregnant women, is advised not to visit a crowded place.

 

When developing fever or respiratory symptoms, it is recommended not to go to school or work and avoid any outdoor activities. Such people should stay home and monitor the symptoms for 3-4 days. When high fever (>38°C) continues or the symptoms get worse, they should consult with KCDC Call Center at 1339 (or local code+120) or visit a triage health center. They should also wear a mask and use a personal vehicle when visiting a triage health center.

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