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Updates on COVID-19 in Korea (as of 12 March)
  • Date2020-03-12 20:57
  • Update2020-03-12 20:57
  • DivisionDivision of Risk assessment and International cooperation
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Updates on COVID-19 in Korea (as of 12 March)


As of 0:00, 12 March, 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 7,869 with 333 cases discharged from isolation.

Period

(since 3 January)

Total

Confirmed cases

Suspected cases

Sub

total

discharged

isolated

Deceased

Sub

total

being tested

tested negative

As of 0:00

11 March (Wed)

222,395

7,755

288

7,407

60

214,640

18,540

196,100

As of 0:00

12 March (Thur)

234,998

7,869

333

7,470

66

227,129

17,727

209,402

Differences

+12,603

+114

+45

+63

+6

+12,489

-813

+13,302

 

 

Regional distribution of total confirmed cases are as follows:

 

City

Seoul

Busan

Daegu

Incheon

Gwangju

Daejeon

Ulsan

Sejong

Isolated

174

70

5,705

21

11

18

22

15

Discharged

38

29

114

4

4

2

3

0

Deceased

0

0*

48

0

0

0

0

0

Subtotal

212

99

5,867

25

15

20

25

15

Differences

(19)

(1)

(73)

(0)

(0)

(2)

(0)

(5)

 

Province

Gyeong-gi

Gang

-won

Chung

-buk

Chung-

nam

Jeon

-buk

Jeon

-nam

Gyeong-buk

Gyeong-nam

Jeju

Isolated

150

22

23

109

5

3

1,044

75

3

Discharged

27

6

4

5

2

1

83

10

1

Deceased

1

1

0

0

0

0

16

0

0

Subtotal

178

29

27

114

7

4

1,143

85

4

Differences

(3)

(0)

(0)

(2)

(0)

(0)

(8)

(1)

(0)

* One death case relocated from Busan to Daegu

 

 

 

Epidemiological links have been found for 80.1% of total cases; the other 19.9% are either sporadic cases or under investigation.

 

Regions

sub-
total

Epidemiological links

Other*

Newly confirmed**

# (%)

Details

Seoul

212

166

(78.3%)

Guro-gu call center (70), Eunpyeong St. Mary’s Hospital (14),

Seondongu APT (13), Jongno Community Center (10), Dong-An church (9), Jung-gu fashion company (7), Shincheonji (6), etc.

46

(21.7%)

19

Busan

99

70

(70.7%)

Onchun Church (34), Shincheonji (10), Suyeong-gu Kingdergarden (6), Haewundegu Cathedral (6), Jin-gu private academy (4), Daenam Hospital (1), etc.

29

(29.3%)

1

Daegu

5,867

4,808

(81.9%)

Shincheonji (4,126), contacts of confirmed cases (680), Daenam Hospital (2)

1,059

(18.1%)

73

Incheon

25

22

(88.0%)

Guro-gu call center (15), contacts of confirmed cases (4), Shincheonji (2), existing imported cases (1)

3

(12.0%)

0

Gwangju

15

10

(66.7%)

Shincheonji (9), existing imported cases (1)

5

(33.3%)

0

Daejeon

20

10

(50.0%)

Contacts of confirmed cases (8), Shincheonji (2)

10

(50.0%)

2

Ulsan

25

19

(76.0%)

Shincheonji (16), contacts of confirmed cases (3)

6

(24.0%)

0

Sejong

15

14

(93.3%)

Gym facility (8), Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (5), Shincheonji (1)

1

(6.7%)

5

Gyeonggi

178

138

(77.5%)

Shincheonji (27), Bundang Jesaeng Hospital (16), Guro-gu call center (14), Suwon Saeng Myeong Saem Church (10), existing imported cases (6), etc.

40

(22.5%)

3

Gangwon

29

19

(65.5%)

Shincheonji (16), contacts of confirmed cases (3)

10

(34.5%)

0

Chungbuk

27

25

(92.6%)

Shincheonji (10), Goesan-gun Jangyeon-myeon (11), contacts of confirmed cases (4)

2

(7.4%)

0

Chungnam

114

113

(99.1%)

Gym facility in Cheonan (105), Seosan research center (8)

1

(0.9%)

2

Jeonbuk

7

4

(57.1%)

Contacts of confirmed cases (2), existing imported cases (1), Shincheonji (1)

3

(42.9%)

0

Jeonnam

4

3

(75.0%)

Shincheonji (1), existing imported cases (1), contacts of confirmed cases (1)

1

(25.0%)

0

Gyeongbuk

1,143

823

(72.0%)

Shincheonji (503), Daenam Hospital (119), Bonghwa Pureun Nursing Home (56), pilgrimage to Israel (49), Milal Shelter (25), Gyeongsan Seorin Nursing Home (21). Gyeongsan Jeil Silver Town (17), Gyeongsan Cham Joeun Community Center (15), etc.

320

(28.0%)

8

Gyeongnam

85

63

(74.1%)

Shincheonji (29), Geochang Church (10), Geochang Woongyang-myeon (8), Hanmaeum Changwon Hospital (7), Changnyeong coin karaoke (7), Busan Onchun Church (2)

22

(25.9%)

1

Jeju

4

-

-

 

4

(100.0%)

0

Total

7,869

6,307

(80.1%)

4,759 Shincheonji-related cases (60.5%)

1,562

(19.9%)

114

* Not classified into a cluster or under investigation

 

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

 

A current total of 99 confirmed cases have been reported from a call center in Guro-gu since the 8th of March. Epidemiological investigation and contact tracing are underway. Out of 208 workers at the call center on the 11th floor, 80 cases are confirmed. Self-quarantine measures have been taken by 553 workers who work on 7th through 9th floors of the same building.


World Health Organization, Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced on 11 March that WHO has “made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic”, effectively declaring the status of the COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic.

 

KCDC said it will maintain its current dual focus on containment and mitigation and will further strengthen the response strategy as informed by the domestic and international status.

 

In light of the recent rise in case clusters from closed spaces including gym facilities and call centers, “Guidelines for intense management of business entities* for COVID-19 prevention” have been created by Korea’s public health authorities. (*includes call centers, Internet cafes, gyms, religious gatherings, private academies, etc.)

 

To prevent further imported cases, special immigration procedures will be expanded to the European region in response to the recent rapid increase of local transmission. The procedures will begin to take effect at 0:00 of 15 March for all Korean and international travelers arriving after having visited or lived in France, Germany, Spain, the U.K. or the Netherlands.


 

KCDC urged everyone to keep strict adherence to personal hygiene and social distancing measures, including covering sneezes and coughs with arm sleeves to prevent transmission via respiratory droplets and refraining from visiting closed community spaces or public gatherings.

 

KCDC also encouraged businesses and workplaces to adopt remote working environments for employees such as work-at-home and online collaboration.

 

Extra care should be taken to keep clean any frequently used surfaces in living spaces. Individuals with fever and respiratory symptoms should refrain from leaving home including going to work or school and watch the symptoms for the next 3-4 days.

 

Confirmed cases by date, by region, by gender and age are shown in the following graph and tables.

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Cases Distribution by region:

Region

# of cases

(%)

Incidence rate (per 0.1M)

Region

# of cases

(%)

Incidence rate (per 0.1M)

Seoul

212

(2.69)

2.18

Gyeonggi

178

(2.26)

1.34

Busan

99

(1.26)

2.90

Gangwon

29

(0.37)

1.88

Daegu

5,867

(74.56)

240.80

Chungbuk

27

(0.34)

1.69

Incheon

25

(0.32)

0.85

Chungnam

114

(1.45)

5.37

Gwangju

15

(0.19)

1.03

Jeonbuk

7

(0.09)

0.39

Daejeon

20

(0.25)

1.36

Jeonnam

4

(0.05)

0.21

Ulsan

25

(0.32)

2.18

Gyeongbuk

1,143

(14.53)

42.93

Sejong

15

(0.19)

4.38

Gyeongnam

85

(1.08)

2.53

 

 

 

 

Jeju

4

(0.05)

0.60

 

 

 

 

Total

7,869

(100)

15.18

 

 

Case distribution by gender and age:

Classification

Cases

(%)

Death cases

(%)

Fatality rate (%)

Total

7,869

(100.0)

66

(100.0)

0.84

Sex

Male

2,994

(38.0)

38

(57.6)

1.27

Female

4,875

(62.0)

28

(42.4)

0.57

Age

80 and above

243

(3.1)

20

(30.3)

8.23

70-79

497

(6.3)

24

(36.4)

4.83

60-69

972

(12.4)

14

(21.2)

1.44

50-59

1,495

(19.0)

6

(9.1)

0.40

40-49

1,101

(14.0)

1

(1.5)

0.09

30-39

812

(10.3)

1

(1.5)

0.12

20-29

2,261

(28.7)

0

(0.0)

-

10-19

412

(5.2)

0

(0.0)

-

0-9

76

(1.0)

0

(0.0)

-

 

Case distribution by gender and age:

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Age distribution of confirmed cases

 

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Age distribution of deaths



 

Cases distribution by special management region:

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