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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 15 March
  • Date2020-03-15 17:13
  • Update2020-03-15 17:16
  • DivisionDivision of Risk assessment and International cooperation
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The Updates of COVID-19 in Republic of Korea

15 March, 2020

 

 

As of 0:00, 15 March 2020, a total of 8,162 cases have been confirmed with 834 cases discharged from isolation. The regional distribution of the confirmed cases are as follows:

 

 

 

City

 

Total

Seoul

Busan

Daegu

Incheon

Gwang

Daejeon

Ulsan

Sejong

isolated

7,253

200

53

5,510

26

12

18

22

39

discharged

834

47

52

468

4

4

4

6

0

deceased

75

0

1

53

0

0

0

0

0

Total

8,162

247

106

6,031

30

16

22

28

39

 

Province

 

Gyeonggi

Gangwon

Chung

-buk

Chung

-nam

Jeon

-buk

Jeon

-nam

Gyeong-buk

Gyeong-nam

Jeju

isolated

168

21

25

105

3

2

977

69

3

discharged

40

7

6

10

4

2

163

16

1

deceased

3

1

0

0

0

0

17

0

0

Total

211

29

31

115

7

4

1,157

85

4

 


Epidemiological links have been found for 80.8% of the total cases; 19.2% are either under investigation or sporadic cases. More details on the epidemiological links within each province or city are shown in the Table 1 on the following page. Distribution of the cases by sex and age groups are as indicated in Table 2.

 

9 more cases were confirmed at the call center located in Guro-gu, which brings the total number of confirmed cases there to 124. Also, 13 confirmed cases have been reported from Saeng Myeong Su Church located in Bucheon, Gyeonggi province. One of the confirmed cases from the 11th floor of the call center attended the service at the church. Further epidemiological investigation and contact tracing are underway.

 

In the city of Sejong, a total of 29 confirmed cases turned out to be linked with the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. Tests were conducted for the entire staffs of the Ministry and 27 were confirmed positive. Two other cases are family members of the confirmed staff. Epidemiological investigation and contact tracing are on-going.

 

As new cases are continuing to emerge in small clusters from businesses, churches, Internet cafes, and medical facilities, KCDC stressed the need for stronger prevention measures especially with public spaces and facilities used by many people.

 

KCDC urged everyone to keep strict adherence to personal hygiene and social distancing measures during the upcoming weekend. Individuals with fever or respiratory symptoms are advised to refrain from going to work or school and generally stay at home and watch their symptoms for the next 3-4 days.


[Table 1. Regional distribution and epidemiological links of the confirmed cases]

  

Regions

Sub-

total

Epidemiological links

Others*

Newly confirmed

n

(%)

Details

Seoul

247

183

(74.1%)

Guro-gu call center (76), Dongdaemun-gu Dong-an Church/internet cafe(24), Eunpyeong St. Mary’s Hospital (14), Seongdong-gu APT (13), Jongno-gu (10), Jung-gu fashion company (7), Shincheonji (5), etc.

64

(25.9%)

9

Busan

106

74

(69.8%)

Onchun Church (34), Shincheonji (8), Suyeong-gu Kindergarten (6), Haeundae-gu Catholic Church (6), Jin-gu private academy (4), Daenam Hospital (1), etc.

32

(30.2%)

3

Daegu

6,031

4,990

(82.7%)

Shincheonji (4,354), contacts of confirmed cases (634), Daenam Hospital (2)

1,041

(17.3%)

41

Incheon

30

25

(83.3%)

Guro-gu call center (17), contacts of confirmed cases (5), Shincheonji (2), existing imported cases (1)

5

(16.7%)

2

Gwangju

16

10

(62.5%)

Shincheonji (9), existing imported cases (1)

6

(37.5%)

1

Daejeon

22

12

(54.5%)

Contacts of confirmed cases (8), Shincheonji (2), Seosan research center (2)

10

(45.5%)

0

Ulsan

28

22

(78.6%)

Shincheonji (16), contacts of confirmed cases (6)

6

(21.4%)

1

Sejong

39

36

(92.3%)

Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (27), Gym facility (8), Shincheonji (1)

3

(7.7%)

1

Gyeonggi

211

167

(79.1%)

Shincheonji (28), Guro-gu call center (30), Bundang Jesaeng Hospital (19), Suwon Saeng Myeong Saem Church (10), existing imported cases (6), gym facility in Cheonan (2), etc.

44

(20.9%)

11

Gangwon

29

21

(72.4%)

Shincheonji (20), gym facility in Cheonan (1)

8

(27.6%)

0

Chung-
buk

31

27

(87.1%)

Shincheonji (10), Goesan-gun Jangyeon-myeon (11), contacts of confirmed cases (6)

4

(12.9%)

3

Chung-
nam

115

112

(97.4%)

Gym facility in Cheonan (104), Seosan research center (8)

3

(2.6%)

0

Jeon-buk

7

4

(57.1%)

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

3

(42.9%)

0

Jeon-
nam

4

3

(75.0%)

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

1

(25.0%)

0

Gyeong-
buk

1,157

841

(72.7%)

Shincheonji (517), Daenam Hospital (119), Bonghwa Pureun Nursing Home (58), pilgrimage to Israel (49), Milal Shelter (25), Gyeongsan Seorin Nursing Home (21), Gyeongsan Jeil Silver Town (17), Gyeongsan Cham Joeun Community Center (16), etc.

316

(27.3%)

4

Gyeong-
nam

85

66

(77.6%)

Shincheonji (32), Geochang Church (10), Geochang Woongyang-myeon (8), Hanmaeum Changwon Hospital (7), Changnyeong coin karaoke (7), Busan Onchun Church (2)

19

(22.4%)

0

Jeju

4

-

-

 

4

(100.0%)

0

Total

8,162

6,593

(80.8%)

5,006 Shincheonji-related cases (61.3%)

1,569

(19.2%)

76

 * 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.

 

[Table 2. Distribution of the cases by sex and age groups]


 

Confirmed cases

n (%)

Deaths

n (%)

Fatality rate %

Total

8,162

(100.0)

75

(100.0)

0.92

Sex

Male

3,136

(38.4)

41

(54.7)

1.31

Female

5,026

(61.6)

34

(45.3)

0.68

Age

Groups

80 and above

263

(3.2)

25

(33.3)

9.51

70-79

525

(6.4)

28

(37.3)

5.33

60-69

1,012

(12.4)

14

(18.7)

1.38

50-59

1,568

(19.2)

6

(8.0)

0.38

40-49

1,141

(14.0)

1

(1.3)

0.09

30-39

842

(10.3)

1

(1.3)

0.12

20-29

2,301

(28.2)

0

(0.0)

-

10-19

427

(5.2)

0

(0.0)

-

0-9

83

(1.0)

0

(0.0)

-

 


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