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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 04 May
  • Date2020-05-04 19:22
  • Update2020-05-05 16:36
  • DivisionDivision of Risk assessment and International cooperation
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Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea

04 May, 2020



As of 0:00, 4 May 2020, a total of 10,801 cases (including 1,099 imported cases) have been confirmed, of which 9,217 cases (85.3%) 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

3 May (Sun)

630,973

10,793

9,183

1,360

250

8,588

611,592

As of 0:00

4 May (Mon)

633,921

10,801

9,217

1,332

252

8,176

614,944

Difference

(+)2,948

(+)8

(+)34

(-)28

(+)2

(-)412

(+)3,352

 

[Table 2. Imported cases in Korea (as of 0:00, 4 May 2020)]

 

Total

Region/Country

Where confirmed

Nationality

China

Asia ex-China

Europe

Americas

Africa

Australia

Point of Entry

Community

Korean

Other

New

8

0

5

0

3

0

0

4

4

8

0

Total

1,099

19

139

461

476

3

1

462

637

995

104

(1.7%)

(12.6%)

(41.9%)

(43.3%)

(0.3%)

(0.1%)

(42.0%)

(58.0%)

(90.5%)

(9.5%)

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

 

 

Based on recent situations in relation to COVID-19 outbreak and response and discussions in Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters presided by the Prime Minister, the Korean Government has decided that Korea will transition into “Distancing in Daily Life” policy/campaign on 6 May.

 

Noting that COVID-19 outbreak is not likely to end within a short period of time and is expected to prolong globally, KCDC asked the public to follow the “5 Everyday Infection Prevention Rules for Everyone” with a sense of responsibility.

 (1) Stay home for 3-4 days if you’re sick.

 (2) Keep a distance of two arms’ length between you and other people.

 (3) Wash your hands for 30 seconds. Cough/sneeze into your sleeve.

 (4) Ventilate your space at least twice a day. Disinfect regularly.

 (5) Keep in touch with family and friends even during physical distancing.

 

KCDC also provided 4 supplementary guidance for daily infection prevention. (Summary below)

 (1) Mask wearing (Proper mask wearing practices/methods)

 (2) Disinfection (How to disinfect homes/offices)

 (3) Guidance for the elderly and high-risk population (What to do when leaving home or under stress)

 (4) Healthy lifestyle habits (Regular exercise, regular health checkup, balanced diet, mental health)

 

Since facemasks are effective at helping to prevent viral transmission through respiratory droplets, Korea has decided to recommend mask wearing for everyone in any of the following situations:

 - People with respiratory symptoms

 - Caring for COVID-19 suspected patients

 - Visiting hospitals, clinics, pharmacy, or care facilities for the elderly or disabled

 - People whose work environment puts them come in contact with many people

 - Using public transit or other indoor spaces that are not well-ventilated and used by many people with possibility of close contact

 - Using indoor publicly used venues

 - Outdoor environment where it is difficult to keep 2-meter distance from other people

 

KCDC stressed that the new “Distancing in Daily Life” policy should not be interpreted as signaling a return to life before the pandemic but rather as entering a “new normal” in which infection prevention practices become a part of everyday life including social and economic activities for everyone.

 - KCDC also noted the possibility that a return to Enhanced Social Distancing may be required if situation becomes worse in the future.

 - KCDC urged everyone to work together to keep COVID-19 away by practicing distancing measures in their everyday life.



[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

637

257

357

8

264

16

69

23

0

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

Busan

138

25

84

12

53

18

1

29

0

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

Daegu

6,856

21

6,116

4,510

677

925

4

719

0

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

Incheon

96

44

48

2

34

5

7

4

1

Guro-gu call center (20), etc.

Gwangju

30

14

16

9

0

1

6

0

0

 

Daejeon

40

10

21

2

11

8

0

9

0

Korea Forest Engineer Institute (3), etc.

Ulsan

44

13

24

16

2

3

3

7

1

 

Sejong

46

3

42

1

38

3

0

1

0

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

Gyeonggi

681

168

470

29

327

52

62

43

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

143

13

120

0

118

1

1

10

0

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

Jeonbuk

18

9

4

1

3

0

0

5

0

 

Jeonnam

16

8

5

1

1

2

1

3

1

 

Gyeong-
buk

1,366

11

1,224

566

466

192

0

131

0

Cheongdo Daenam Hospital (120), Bonghwa Pureun Nursing Home (68), pilgrimage to Israel (49), Gyeongsan Seo Convalescent Hospital (66), Yecheon-gun (41), 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

462

462

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

 

Total

10,801

1,099

8,681

5,212

2,073

1,238

158

1,021

 

 

(10.2)

(80.4)

(48.3)

(19.2)

(11.5)

(1.5)

(9.5)

* 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

27

5

(

100.0

)

22

(

100.0

)

80 or above

7

1

(

20.0

)

6

(

27.2

)

70-79

12

3

(

60.0

)

9

(

40.9

)

60-69

4

0

(

0.0

)

4

(

18.2

)

50-59

2

1

(

20.0

)

1

(

4.5

)

40-49

2

0

(

0.0

)

2

(

9.1

)

30-39

0

0

(

0.0

)

0

(

0.0

)

20-29

0

0

(

0.0

)

0

(

0.0

)

10-19

0

0

(

0.0

)

0

(

0.0

)

0-9

0

0

(

0.0

)

0

(

0.0

)

 

 

 

[Table 5: COVID-19 cases under long-term (43 days or more) isolation as of 0:00, 1 May 2020]

 

Total

Under isolation

(

%

)

Discharged from isolation

(

%

)

Total

1,035

324

(

100.0

)

711

(

100.0

)

Sex

Male

374

117

(

36.1

)

257

(

36.1

)

 

Female

661

207

(

63.9

)

454

(

63.9

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Age

80 or above

94

57

(

17.6

)

37

(

5.2

)

 

70-79

110

47

(

14.5

)

63

(

8.9

)

 

60-69

156

38

(

11.7

)

118

(

16.6

)

 

50-59

183

48

(

14.8

)

135

(

19.0

)

 

40-49

118

28

(

8.6

)

90

(

12.7

)

 

30-39

80

22

(

6.8

)

58

(

8.2

)

 

20-29

243

64

(

19.8

)

179

(

25.2

)

 

10-19

44

15

(

4.6

)

29

(

4.1

)

 

0-9

7

5

(

1.5

)

2

(

0.3

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Severity

Critical

47

30

(

9.3

)

17

(

2.4

)

 

Severe

28

10

(

3.1

)

18

(

2.5

)

 

Mild or

Asymptomatic

960

284

(

87.7

)

676

(

95.1

)

Note: Severity is based on the highest severity level of the patient during the entire period of isolation, not the current status of the patient.


 

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


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