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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 10 April
  • Date2020-04-10 18:27
  • Update2020-04-10 18:29
  • DivisionDivision of Risk assessment and International cooperation
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Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea

10 April, 2020



As of 0:00, 10 April 2020, a total of 10,450 cases (including 869 imported cases) have been confirmed, of which 7,117 cases have been discharged from isolation. Newly confirmed cases are 27 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

9 April (Thurs)

494,711

10,423

6,973

3,246

204

15,509

468,779

As of 0:00

10 April (Fri)

503,051

10,450

7,117

3,125

208

15,298

477,303

Difference

(+)8,340

(+)27

(+)144

(-)121

(+)4

(-)211

(+)8,524

 

[Table 2. Imported cases in Korea (as of 0:00, 10 April 2020)]

 

Total

Region/Country

Where confirmed

Nationality

China

Asia ex-China

Europe

America

Africa

Airport

Community

Korean

Other

New

5

0

0

2

3

0

4

1

4

1

Total

869

16

95

410

345

3

352

517

799

70

(1.8%)

(10.9%)

(47.2%)

(39.7%)

(0.3%)

(40.5%)

(59.5%)

(91.9%)

(8.1%)

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

 

Epidemiological links have been found for 81.8% of the total cases; 9.8% are either under investigation or sporadic cases. More details on the epidemiological links within each province or city are shown in Table 2.

 

One of the cases confirmed on 8 April has been found to be linked to the bar Liquid Soul in Seocho-gu, Seoul. In total, 5 cases have been confirmed from Liquid Soul since 6 April.

 

From the wine bar UnWined in Pyeongtaek City, Gyeonggi Province, 1 additional case has been confirmed, bringing the total to 18 confirmed cases (wine bar = 14; family/acquaintances of confirmed cases = 4). Further epidemiological investigation is underway.

 

From Gyeongbuk Province, during the epidemiological investigation (and testing) on a new case, 3 family members and 1 co-worker have been found confirmed with COVID-19. Further investigation into chains of transmission and contacts is underway. (The figures on Table 2 are based on cases reported to KCDC before 0:00 of 10 April and may differ from above.)

 

KCDC is investigating the epidemiological and/or clinical characteristics of 91 cases that have re-tested positive after being discharged from isolation.

 - From Pureun Nursing Home in Gyeongbuk Province, 11 additional cases re-tested positive after being discharged from isolation since 6 April. (In total, 18 out of 36 discharged confirmed cases from this cluster have re-tested positive). Central and local rapid response teams are conducting joint, in-depth investigations (including virus isolation culture, blood antibody test) to confirm infectivity.

 

In light of the continued emergence of imported cases, KCDC urged all inbound travelers who boarded from overseas to comply with home quarantine guidelines.

 - Persons under home quarantine (self-quarantine) are required to follow the 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.

 - KCDC thanked religious communities that have chosen to actively participate in voluntary social distancing including postponing gatherings or hosting online worship services for upcoming Easter celebration on 12 April.

 - KCDC also urged religious communities to strictly follow the infection prevention guidelines such as mask wearing, fever checks, and distancing if gathering in person.

 

In light of the increase in the cases of COVID-19 infection from nightlife venues, young people are advised to practice caution and remember that any environment that makes it easy to come in close contact with other people poses a high risk of infection.

 

Citizens who participate in early voting (10-11 April) are advised to follow the infection prevention guidelines provided.


 

Call to actions for 15 April 2020 General Election voters

 

 

Do not bring young children to the polling places if possible.

Before visiting a polling place, wash your hands with soap thoroughly for at least 30 seconds under running water.

 

Wear a face mask when visiting a polling place.

 

Before entering the polling place/station, be checked for fever, disinfect your hands, and wear disposable gloves.

Keep a distance of at least 1 meter between yourself and other voters.

Refrain from all non-essential conversations in or around polling places.

If you have fever or respiratory symptoms, go to a separate, temporary location to cast your vote and then visit a public health center.

When you return home, wash your hands with soap thoroughly for at least 30 seconds under running water.

 

 


 

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

Other major clusters

Total

Imported cases

Clusters

Other*

New cases

Sub-

total

Shin-

cheonji

Small clusters

Contacts of confirmed cases

Imported cases

Seoul

595

218

350

8

257

20

65

27

5

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

Busan

126

15

81

12

50

18

1

30

1

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

Daegu

6,807

12

6,079

4,508

646

921

4

716

0

Second Mi-Ju Hospital (186), Hansarang Convalescent Hospital (126), Daesil Convalescent Hospital (98), Fatima Hospital (35), etc.

Incheon

85

34

47

2

34

5

6

4

1

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

615

135

433

29

299

60

45

47

9

Grace River Church in Seongnam (72), Guro-gu call center-Bucheon SaengMyeongSu Church (48), Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital (39), etc.

Gangwon

49

12

30

17

13

0

0

7

0

Apartments in Wonju City (3), Euijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital (8), etc.

Chung-
buk

45

5

32

6

18

6

2

8

0

Goesan-gun Jangyeon-myeon (11)

Chung-
nam

138

9

120

0

118

1

1

9

0

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

Jeonbuk

17

8

4

1

3

0

0

5

0

 

Jeonnam

15

7

7

1

3

2

1

1

0

Manmin Central Church (2)

Gyeong-
buk

1,327

9

1,181

566

421

193

1

137

7

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

Gyeong-
nam

115

14

84

32

45

6

1

17

0

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

Jeju

12

7

1

0

0

0

1

4

0

 

Airport

352

352

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

 

Total

10,450

869

8,552

5,210

1,957

1,248

137

1,029

27

 

(8.3)

(81.8)

(49.9)

(18.7)

(11.9)

(1.3)

(9.8)

* 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

71

20

(

100.0

)

51

(

100.0

)

80 and above

14

4

(

20.0

)

10

(

19.6

)

70-79

25

5

(

25.0

)

20

(

39.2

)

60-69

20

6

(

30.0

)

14

(

27.5

)

50-59

7

3

(

15.0

)

4

(

7.8

)

40-49

2

0

(

0.0

)

2

(

3.9

)

30-39

1

1

(

5.0

)

0

(

0.0

)

20-29

2

1

(

5.0

)

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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