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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 23 April
  • Date2020-04-23 18:32
  • Update2020-04-23 18:39
  • DivisionDivision of Risk assessment and International cooperation
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Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea


23 April 2020



 

As of 0:00, 23 April 2020, a total of 10,702 cases (including 1,021 imported cases) have been confirmed, of which 8,411 cases (78.4%) have been discharged from isolation. Newly confirmed cases are 8 in total.

 

[Table 1. Total confirmed and suspected cases]

Period

(since 3 Jan)

Total

Tested positive

Being tested

Tested negative

Confirmed

Discharged from isolation

Under isolation

Deceased

As of 0:00

22 April (Wed)

577,959

10,694

8,277

2,179

238

12,121

555,144

As of 0:00

23 April (Thurs)

583,971

10,702

8,411

2,051

240

10,139

563,130

Difference

(+)6,012

(+)8

(+)134

(-)128

(+)2

(-)1,982

(+)7,986


 

[Table 2. Imported cases in Korea (as of 0:00, 23 April 2020)]


 

Total

Region/Country

Where confirmed

Nationality

China

Asia ex-China

Europe

Americas

Africa

Australia

Point of Entry

Community

Korean

Other

New

4

1

1

0

2

0

0

2

2

4

0

Total

1,021

17

112

442

446

3

1

425

596

936

85

(1.7%)

(11.0%)

(43.3%)

(43.7%)

(0.3%)

(0.1%)

(41.6%)

(58.4%)

(91.7%)

(8.3%)

 

Epidemiological links have been found for 80.9% of the total cases; 9.6% are either under investigation or sporadic cases. More details on the epidemiological links within each province or city are shown in Table 3.

 

From Hanseong Internal Medicine Clinic in Pocheon City, Gyeonggi Province, 1 additional case (patient of the clinic) was confirmed from testing of all 84 patients and staff. In total, 7 cases (patients = 3; worker = 1; guardian/other contacts = 3) have been confirmed since 11 April.

 

From Hansarang Convalescent Hospital in Daegu City, 1 additional case (patient of the hospital) was confirmed from testing of all 51 persons (patients and staff) under cohort isolation. In total, 128 cases (patients = 100; workers = 26; other = 2) have been confirmed since 16 March.

(The figures in Table 3 are based on cases reported to KCDC before 0:00 of 23 April and may differ from above.)


On 20 April, the inter-governmental support task force for development of COVID-19 treatment and vaccine launched a support center at Korea Health Industry Development Institute.

 - Contact information:

 - Vaccine: +82-2-2095-1748

 - Treatment: +82-2-2095-1733

 - Infection prevention/control supplies and equipment: +82-2095-1723

 - The task force will learn about various challenges through 1:1 consultation with relevant organizations and forward them to the working-level task force. It will also provide feedback on the decisions made by the working-level task force.

 

KCDC asked everyone to actively participate in and follow the current Social Distancing campaign/policy effective until 5 May.

 - KCDC recommended that any facility that makes it easy for people to come in close contact with other people in an enclosed space should refrain from operating as much as possible. Such facilities that have to remain in operation should comply with infection prevention/control guidelines including checking for fever or respiratory symptoms and keeping a log of all users, requiring everyone to wear facemasks and keep distance from each other, and disinfecting and ventilating the space.

 - KCDC stressed that reducing contact with other people as much as possible and maintaining personal hygiene are highly important to preventing COVID-19.

 - People who cannot avoid visiting an enclosed/crowded place should keep at least 2 meters of distance from others, wear a facemask, and maintain hand hygiene by washing hands or using hand sanitizers.

 - KCDC also stressed that people who have suspected COVID-19 symptoms should not go to work or leave home and should go to a screening center to be tested.

 

KCDC participated in the “Relay Support and Encouragement for Healthcare Workers” campaign called #ThanksToYouChallenge proposed by the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters at KCDC Emergency Operation Center, expressing gratitude to healthcare workers and citizens for their contribution to Korea’s COVID-19 response.

 

KCDC Director Dr. Jung Eun-Kyeong and KCDC staff practiced the sign language for “Respect” to remember the sacrificial dedication of healthcare workers in the frontlines who are fighting COVID-19 day and night for 3 months at the forefront.

  

 


[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

Other clusters

Contacts of confirmed cases

Imported cases

Seoul

628

247

357

8

262

18

69

24

0

Guro-gu call center (98), Dong-an Church-PC Cafe (20), Manmin Central Church (41), etc.

Busan

135

22

84

12

53

18

1

29

1

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

Daegu

6,840

18

6,100

4,510

662

924

4

722

4

Second Mi-Ju Hospital (196), Hansarang Convalescent Hospital (128), Daesil Convalescent Hospital (100), Fatima Hospital (37), etc.

Incheon

92

41

47

2

34

5

6

4

0

Guro-gu call center (20), etc.

Gwangju

30

14

16

9

0

1

6

0

0

 

Daejeon

40

10

21

2

11

8

 

9

0

Korea Forest Engineer Institute (3), etc.

Ulsan

43

12

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

659

152

466

29

320

55

62

41

1

Grace River Church in Seongnam (72), Guro-gu call center-Bucheon SaengMyeongSu Church (48), Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital (50), etc.

Gangwon

53

14

32

17

15

0

0

7

0

Apartments in Wonju City (3), Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital (10), etc.

Chung-
buk

45

5

32

6

18

6

2

8

0

Goesan-gun Jangyeon-myeon (11)

Chung-
nam

141

11

120

0

118

1

1

10

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

1,363

10

1,219

566

461

192

0

134

0

Cheongdo Daenam Hospital (120), Bonghwa Pureun Nursing Home (68), pilgrimage to Israel (49), Gyeongsan Seo Convalescent Hospital (66), Yecheon-gun (38), etc.

Gyeong-
nam

117

14

85

32

46

6

1

18

0

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

Jeju

13

8

1

0

0

0

1

4

0

 

Airport

425

425

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

 

Total

10,702

1,021

8,657

5,212

2,045

1243

157

1,024

8

 

(9.5)

(80.9)

(48.7)

(19.1)

(11.6)

(1.5)

(9.6)

* 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

49

17

(

100.0

)

32

(

100.0

)

80 or above

9

4

(

23.5

)

5

(

15.6

)

70-79

20

4

(

23.5

)


16

(

50.0

)

60-69

13

6

(

35.3

)

7

(

21.9

)

50-59

3

1

(

5.9

)

2

(

6.3

)

40-49

2

0

(

0.0

)

2

(

6.3

)

30-39

0

0

(

0.0

)

0

(

0.0

)

20-29

2

2

(

11.8

)

0

(

0.0

)

10-19

0

0

(

0.0

)

0

(

0.0

)

0-9

0

0

(

0.0

)

0

(

0.0

)

 

 


[Table 5: Distribution of cases that retested positive]


Age group

Total

(

%

)

Total

222

(

100.0

)

80 or above

19

(

8.6

)

70-79

9

(

4.1

)

60-69

23

(

10.4

)

50-59

35

(

15.8

)

40-49

32

(

14.4

)

30-39

34

(

15.3

)

20-29

54

(

24.3

)

10-19

11

(

5.0

)

0-9

5

(

2.3

)

 



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

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