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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 7 April
  • Date2020-04-07 17:39
  • Update2020-04-07 18:04
  • DivisionDivision of Risk assessment and International cooperation
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Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea


7 April 2020
 



As of 0:00, 7 April 2020, a total of 10,331 cases (including 802 imported cases) have been confirmed, of which 6,694 cases have been discharged from isolation. Newly confirmed cases are 47 in tota

 

[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

2 April (Thurs)

466,804

10,284

6,598

3,500

186

19,295

437,225

As of 0:00

3 April (Fri)

477,304

10,331

6,694

3,445

192

20,650

446,323

Difference

(+)10,500

(+)47

(+)96

(-)55

(+)6

(+)1,355

(+)9,0

 

 

[Table 2. Imported cases in Korea (as of 0:00, 7 April 2020

 

Total

Region/Country

Where confirmed

Nationality

China

Asia ex-China

Europe

America

Africa

Airport

Community

Korean

Other

New

17

0

1

3

13

0

14

3

14

3

Total

802

17

87

389

306

3

324

478

739

63

(2.1%)

(10.8%)

(48.5%)

(38.2%)

(0.4%)

(40.4%)

(59.6%)

(92.1%)

(7.9%)

 









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

 

 

Epidemiological links have been found for 82.3% of the total cases; 9.9% are either under investigation or sporadic cases. More details on the epidemiological links within each province or city are shown in Table 2.

 

From Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital in Gyeonggi Province, 4 additional cases were confirmed during home quarantine. In total, 48 cases (patients = 18; staff/workers = 14; family/visitors/other contacts = 16) have been confirmed since 29 March.

 

From Second Mi-Ju Hospital in Daegu City, 11 additional cases were confirmed from the testing of 159 persons (patients and staff) in cohort isolation. In total, 185 cases (patients = 171; staff/workers = 14) have been confirmed since 26 March.

 

On 5 April, from Daegu Medical Center, 1 nurse working with confirmed patient was confirmed with COVID-19. Investigation into contacts and other disease control/prevention measures are underway. KCDC will continue its effort to ensure a safer working environment for healthcare workers in the front line. (The figures on Table 2 are based on cases reported to KCDC before 0:00 of 7 April and may differ from above.)

 

KCDC’s National Institute of Health plans to conduct analysis of defense ability and others through serum epidemiology studies such as COVID-19 antibody testing. It is also working on COVID-19 vaccine development including production of VLP candidate substances.

Virus-like particles (VLP) are particles composed only of structural proteins without genetic material; they are a type of vaccine that induces immune response without viral replication.

 

Starting 1 April, Korean government is requiring all inbound travelers who boarded from overseas to mandatory quarantine for 2 weeks.

Persons under home quarantine (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 mandatory home quarantine (self-quarantine). Failure to comply with mandatory 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 maintain 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.

 

 


Today, KCDC (and Central Disease Control Headquarters) staff observed the World Health Day (7 April) by taking a moment of silence to commemorate those who died fighting COVID-19. KCDC also thanked all healthcare and public health workers who are working in the front line for COVID-19 response. KCDC will continue to respond to COVID-19 with best efforts.



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


Region

Confirmed cases

Other major clusters


Total

Imported cases

Clusters

Other*

New cases

Sub-

total

Shin-

cheonji

Small clusters

Contacts of confirmed cases

Imported cases

Seoul

567

200

340

7

248

27

58

27

4

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

Busan

123

12

80

12

50

18

0

31

1

Onchun Church (39), Suyeong-gu Kindergarten (5), etc.

Daegu

6,794

12

6,067

4,508

636

919

4

715

13

Second Mi-Ju Hospital (185), Hansarang Convalescent Hospital (126), Daesil Convalescent Hospital (98), Fatima Hospital (35), etc.

Incheon

80

31

45

2

34

5

4

4

0

Guro-gu call center (20), etc.

Gwangju

27

11

16

9

0

1

6

0

0

 

Daejeon

39

9

21

2

11

8

0

9

0

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

590

125

421

29

292

62

38

44

10

Grace River Church in Seongnam (72), Guro-gu call center-Bucheon SaengMyeongSu Church (48), Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital (35), etc.

Gangwon

47

10

28

17

11

0

0

9

2

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

137

8

120

0

118

1

1

9

1

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

Jeon-

buk

16

7

4

1

3

0

0

5

0

 

Jeon-
nam

15

7

7

1

3

2

1

1

0

Manmin Central Church (2)

Gyeong-
buk

1,317

9

1,175

566

417

191

1

133

1

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

Gyeong-
nam

112

13

81

32

43

6

0

18

1

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

Jeju

12

7

1

0

0

0

1

4

0

 

Airport

324

324

0

0

0

0

0

0

14

 

Total

10,331

802

8,504

5,209

1,923

1,253

119

1,025

47

 

(7.8)


(82.3)


(50.4)


(18.6)


(12.1)


(1.2)


(9.9)


* 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.


Nationwide case trends:

 


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[Figure 3: Distribution of confirmed cases based on location reported]




* Refer to attachment

 

Case distribution data:

 

[Table 4. Confirmed cases by region]


 

Total

City

Seoul

Busan

Daegu

Incheon

Gwangju

Daejeon

Ulsan

Sejong

Isolated

3,445

403

29

1,742

53

12

19

11

29

Discharged

6,694

164

91

4,918

27

15

20

28

17

Deceased

192

0

3

134

0

0

0

1

0

Subtotal

10,331

567

123

6,794

80

27

39

40

46

(Change)

47

4

1

13

0

0

0

0

0

 

Province

Other

Gyeonggi

Gangwon

Chung-buk

Chung-

nam

Jeon-

buk

Jeon-

nam

Gyeong-

buk

Gyeong-nam

Jeju

Airport screening

Isolated

357

22

16

33

9

11

337

32

8

322

Discharged

226

24

29

104

7

4

934

80

4

2

Deceased

7

1

0

0

0

0

46

0

0

0

Subtotal

590

47

45

137

16

15

1,317

112

12

324

(Change)

10

2

0

1

0

0

1

1

0

14

 

[Table 5: Case distribution and incidence rate by region]


 

Region

# of cases

(%)

Incidence rate (per 0.1M)

Region

# of cases

(%)

Incidence rate (per 0.1M)

Seoul

567

(5.49)

5.83

Gyeonggi

590

(5.71)

4.45

Busan

123

(1.19)

3.61

Gangwon

47

(0.45)

3.05

Daegu

6,794

(65.76)

278.84

Chungbuk

45

(0.44)

2.81

Incheon

80

(0.77)

2.71

Chungnam

137

(1.33)

6.45

Gwangju

27

(0.26)

1.85

Jeonbuk

16

(0.15)

0.88

Daejeon

39

(0.38)

2.65

Jeonnam

15

(0.15)

0.80

Ulsan

40

(0.39)

3.49

Gyeongbuk

1,317

(12.75)

49.46

Sejong

46

(0.45)

13.44

Gyeongnam

112

(1.08)

3.33

Airport Screening

324

(3.14)

-

Jeju

12

(0.12)

1.79

 

 

 

 

Total

10,331

(100)

19.93

 

[Figures 4-7: Daily case trends by region (Daegu, Gyeongbuk, Seoul, Gyeonggi)]


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[Table 6: Case distribution by gender and age group]

 

Confirmed Cases

(%)

Deaths

(%)

Fatality rate (%)

Total

10,331

(100)

192

(100)

1.86

Sex

Male

4,138

(40.05)

101

(52.60)

2.44

Female

6,193

(59.95)

91

(47.40)

1.47

Age

80 and above

466

(4.51)

93

(48.44)

19.96

70-79

689

(6.67)

57

(29.69)

8.27

60-69

1,304

(12.62)

26

(13.54)

1.99

50-59

1,909

(18.48)

13

(6.77)

0.68

40-49

1,382

(13.38)

2

(1.04)

0.14

30-39

1,092

(10.57)

1

(0.52)

0.09

20-29

2,819

(27.29)

0

(0.00)

-

10-19

544

(5.27)

0

(0.00)

-

0-9

126

(1.22)

0

(0.00)

-

 


[Figures 8-9: Case distribution by gender and age group]


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[Table 7: Age distribution of severe cases]


Age group

Total

Severe

(


%

)

Very severe

(

%

)

Total

77

32

(

100.0

)

45

(

100.0

)

80 and above

19

13

(

40.6

)

6

(

13.3

)

70-79

24

6

(

18.8

)

18

(

40.0

)

60-69

21

7

(

21.9

)

14

(

31.1

)

50-59

9

4

(

12.5

)

5

(

11.1

)

40-49

1

0

(

0.0

)

1

(

2.2

)

30-39

1

1

(

3.1

)

0

(

0.0

)

20-29

2

1

(

3.1

)

1

(

2.2

)

10-19

0

0

(

0.0

)

0

(

0.0

)

0-9

0

0

(

0.0

)

0

(

0.0

)

 

 


[Figure 10: Incidence rate by age group (per 100,000)]


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[Figure 11: Weekly trend of imported cases]


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[Figure 12: New cases (for last 2 weeks) by chain of transmission]


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