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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 6 April
  • Date2020-04-06 20:16
  • Update2020-04-06 20:20
  • DivisionDivision of Risk assessment and International cooperation
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Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea

6 April, 2020



As of 0:00, 6 April 2020, a total of 10,284 cases (including 769 imported cases) have been confirmed, of which 6,598 cases have been discharged from isolation. Newly confirmed cases are 47 in total.

 

[Table 1. Total confirmed and suspected cases]


Period

(since 3 Jan)

Total

Tested positive

Being tested

Tested negative

Confirmed

Discharged

Isolated

Deceased

As of 0:00

5 April (Sun)

461,233

10,237

6,463

3,591

183

19,571

431,425

As of 0:00

6 April (Mon)

466,804

10,284

6,598

3,500

186

19,295

437,225

Difference

(+)5,571

(+)47

(+)135

(-)91

(+)3

(-)276

(+)5,800

 

[Table 2. Imported cases in Korea (as of 0:00, 6 April 2020)]


 

Total

Region/Country

Where confirmed

Nationality

China

Asia ex-China

Europe

America

Africa

Airport

Community

Korean

Other

New

16

0

0

3

13

0

7

9

14

2

Total

769

17

85

378

286

3

310

459

709

60

(2.2%)

(11.1%)

(49.2%)

(37.2%)

(0.4%)

(40.3%)

(59.7%)

(92.2%)

(7.8%)

* Figures may change based on findings from ongoing local epidemiological investigation efforts.


 


Epidemiological links have been found for 82.5% of the total cases; 10.0% are either under investigation or sporadic cases. More details on the epidemiological links within each province or city are shown in Table 2.

 

From Euijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital in Gyeonggi Province, 4 additional cases have been confirmed during self-quarantine. In total, 44 cases (patients = 16; staff/workers = 13; family and other contacts = 15) have been confirmed since 29 March.

 

From Second Mi-Ju Hospital in Daegu City, 4 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 175 cases have been confirmed.

 

From Second Hansarang Convalescent Hospital in Daegu City, 1 additional case was confirmed. In total, 125 cases have been confirmed.

 

From Pureun Nursing Home in Gyeongbuk Province, 7 cases (patients = 4; staff/workers = 3) have been re-confirmed from the tests performed on 33 cases that had been discharged from isolation. There also have been 18 re-confirmed cases in Daegu. The KCDC will begin investigating the matter.

 

On 4-5 April, 2 nurses who provided care for confirmed patients were confirmed. One was confirmed during self-quarantine. As for the other, contact investigation and disease control/prevention measures are underway.

 

KCDC will prepare and implement detailed plans to ensure a safer work environment for healthcare workers in accordance with the Infection Prevention Plan announced by the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters.

- To help with early detection of suspected cases, healthcare providers will continue to have access to their patients’ travel history to regions with COVID-19 and history of contact with confirmed cases (via ITS, DUR, etc.).

- Sufficient full-body protective equipment, N95 masks, goggles and other infection prevention supplies will be provided according to demand, and domestic production will be promoted to ensure stable supply. (Purchase of 2,000,000 full-body PPE per month until June, and 500,000-1,000,000 per month afterwards)

- To protect healthcare workers from unidentified sources of infection, preventive measures will be applied to treatment of all inpatients.

- Inspection toolkits for infection prevention rules tailored to the type of healthcare institution will be produced and distributed.

- Tailored infection prevention consulting and advising will be provided for various types of hospitals including general hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, and convalescent hospitals.

 

KCDC released interim analysis result of its investigation into Sejong City / Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries clusters.

- The first case was confirmed 7 days after the first onset of suspected symptoms because the symptoms were non-specific and mild. As a result, secondary transmissions occurred due to the office working environment. During 10-24 March, 39 cases (staff = 29; family = 7; other staff/workers = 3) were confirmed.

- Through complete movement control and testing of the entire staff, many asymptomatic infected cases were identified early, making it possible to curb further spread of the disease.

- Asymptomatic case proportion is 33.3% based on the presence or absence of symptoms at the time of confirmation. Further analysis is underway based on clinical progress.

 

Starting 1 April, all inbound travelers boarding from overseas are subject to mandatory quarantine.

 

The persons under self-quarantine are required to follow the self-quarantine guidelines provided. They must not share their utensils, towels and other personal belongings with their family, refrain from coming in contact with family members, roommates, or cohabitants.

 

Starting 5 April, stronger penalty is applied to persons who violate home quarantine (self-quarantine). Failure to comply with home quarantine is punishable by imprisonment up to 1 year or a fine up to 10 million won in accordance with Infectious Disease Control and Prevention Act.

 

KCDC asked people for continued participation in the Enhanced Social Distancing campaign which has been extended to 19 April. KCDC is advising people to refrain from activities that make it easy to come in close contact with other people in an enclosed space and to maintian good personal hygiene including washing hands and covering coughs/sneezes.

 

Call to actions for all citizens

 

Cancel or postpone all non-essential gatherings, dining out, social events, and travel plans.

* There have been numerous reports overseas of transmission by eating together. All meetings and events involving sharing a meal should especially be postponed or canceled.

 

If you have fever, cough, sore throat, muscle pain, or other respiratory symptoms, do not go to work. Stay home and get sufficient rest.

 

Avoid leaving home except to purchase necessities, to get medical care, or to go to work.

 

Avoid handshakes and other forms of physical contact. Keep a 2-meter distance from each other.

 

Wash your hands, cover up your sneezes/coughs, and generally maintain strict personal hygiene.

 

Disinfect and ventilate your space every day.

 


 

[Table 3: Regional distribution and epidemiological links of the confirmed cases]


Region

Confirmed cases


Total

Imported cases

Clusters

Other*

New cases

Sub-

total

Shin-

cheonji

Small clusters

Contacts of confirmed cases

Imported cases

Seoul

563

187

340

7

248

28

57

36

11

Guro-gu call center (98), Dong-an Church-PC Cafe (20), Manmin Central Church (40), etc.

Busan

122

12

80

12

50

18

0

30

0

Onchun Church (390), Suyeong-gu Kindergarten (5), etc.

Daegu

6,781

11

6,056

4,507

625

920

4

714

13

Second Mi-Ju Hospital (175), Hansarang Convalescent Hospital (125), Daesil Convalescent Hospital (98), Fatima Hospital (34), etc.

Incheon

80

31

45

2

34

5

4

4

1

Guro-gu call center (20), etc.

Gwangju

27

11

16

9

0

1

6

0

0

 

Daejeon

39

8

21

2

11

8

0

10

2

Korea Forest Engineer Institute (3), etc.

Ulsan

40

9

24

16

1

4

3

7

0

 

Sejong

46

3

42

1

38

3

0

1

0

Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (30), gym facilities (8)

Gyeonggi

580

122

414

29

287

60

38

44

8

Grace River Church in Seongnam (72), Guro-gu call center-Bucheon SaengMyeongSu Church (48), Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital (31), etc.

Gangwon

45

9

28

17

11

0

0

8

0

Apartments in Wonju City (3), Euijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital (6), etc.

Chung-
buk

45

5

32

6

18

6

2

8

0

Goesan-gun Jangyeon-myeon (11)

Chung-
nam

136

8

119

0

117

1

1

9

1

Gym facilities in Cheonan (103), research center in Seosan (9), etc.

Jeonbuk

16

7

4

1

3

0

0

5

0

 

Jeonnam

15

7

5

1

1

2

1

1

0

Manmin Central Church (2)

Gyeong-
buk

1,316

9

1,174

566

417

190

1

133

2

Cheongdo Daenam Hospital (120), Bonghwa Pureun Nursing Home (68), pilgrimage to Israel (49), Gyeongsan Seo Convalescent Hospital (61), etc.

Gyeong-
nam

111

13

80

32

43

5

0

18

2

Geochang Church (10), Geochang Woongyang-myeon (8), Wings Tower (8), etc.

Jeju

12

7

1

0

0

0

1

4

0

 

Airport

310

310

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

 

Total

10,284

769

8,483

5,208

1,906

1,251

118

1,032

47

 

(7.5)

(82.5)

(50.6)

(18.5)

(12.2)

(1.1)

(10.0)

* 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.



[Figure 1: Distribution of confirmed cases based on location reported]


* Refer to attachment



[Table 4: Age distribution of severe cases]



Age group

Total

Severe

(

%

)

Very severe

(

%

)

Total

80

31

(

100.0

)

49

(

100.0

)

80 and above

19

12

(

38.7

)

7

(

14.3

)

70-79

29

7

(

22.6

)

22

(

44.9

)

60-69

20

7

(

22.6

)

13

(

26.5

)

50-59

9

4

(

12.9

)

5

(

10.2

)

40-49

1

0

(

0.0

)

1

(

2.0

)

30-39

1

1

(

3.2

)

0

(

0.0

)

20-29

1

0

(

0.0

)

1

(

2.0

)

10-19

0

0

(

0.0

)

0

(

0.0

)

0-9

0

0

(

0.0

)

0

(

0.0

)


 

  

[Figure 2: New cases (for last 2 weeks) by chain of transmission]


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