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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 05 May
  • Date2020-05-05 16:01
  • Update2020-05-05 16:04
  • DivisionDivision of Risk assessment and International cooperation
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Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea


5 May 2020



 

As of 0:00, 05 May 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 10,804 (including 1,102 imported cases), of which 9,283 cases have been discharged from isolation. Newly confirmed cases are 3 in total.



[Table 1. Total confirmed and suspected cases]

Period

(since 3 Jan)

Total

Tested positive (PCR)

Being tested

Tested negative

Confirmed

Discharged from isolation

Under isolation

Deceased

As of 0:00

04 May (Mon)

633,921

10,801

9,217

1,332

252

8,176

614,944

As of 0:00

05 May (Tues)

640,237

10,804

9,283

1,267

254

8,858

620,575

Difference

(+)6,316

(+)3

(+)66

(-)65

(+)2

(+)682

(+)5,631

 


[Table 2. Imported cases in Korea (as of 0:00, 05 May 2020)]


 

Total

Region/Country

Where confirmed

Nationality

China

Asia ex-China

Europe

Americas

Africa

Australia

Point of Entry

Community

Korean

Other

New

3

0

1

1

1

0

0

2

1

2

1

Total

1,102

19

140

462

477

3

1

464

638

997

105

(1.7%)

(12.7%)

(41.9%)

(43.3%)

(0.3%)

(0.1%)

(42.1%)

(57.9%)

(90.5%)

(9.5%)

 

All the confirmed cases are imported cases, and there is no community transmitted cases reported today. Imported cases were from Europe(1), Americas(1), and other(Kuwait, 1).

 

In the recent 'COVID-19 national thereat awareness survey' conducted targeting 1,000 adults nationwide, results have shown that the people trust and take considerable interest regarding the government's daily press briefing twice a day.

   * source: 4th survey on national threat awareness on COVID-19 (Seoul National University Public Health Graduate School Prof. Myungsoon Yoo)

 

   - 79.3% answered that they are 'attentive' to the government's press briefing conducted by KCDC and Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters, 77.4% answered that it was 'useful,' and 75.3% answered that they 'trust' the press briefings.

 

KCDC stated that it will continue its efforts in providing rapid, transparent and scientific evidenced-based information in order to assist nation's accurate risk assessment as well as minimizing the damage by COVID-19 outbreak.

   - KCDC also shared its deepest gratitudes to journalists and media who are recording Korea's COVID-19 response measures and helping the nation to overcome crisis through everyday articles and news reports.

 

May 5th in Korea is 'Children's day' but in the health sector, it is also 'Hand Hygiene Day,' designated by WHO.

   - Washing hands is an effective and scientifically proven way to prevent the spread of the infectious diseases by blocking the virus from entering the body through the hands. The importance of hand washing has been emphasized several times during this COVID-19 response measures, which is spread by saliva(droplets).

 

As "Washing hands for 30 seconds, cough/sneeze into your sleeve," is included as the 3rd rule of Everyday Infection Prevention Rules for Everyone, KCDC asked people to cooperate in creating a hand hygiene environment by practicing hand washing in daily life as before, and by providing soap and hand sanitizer which can be used to keep hands clean in private and public places.



< Hand washing guidelines in Infection Prevention Rules for Everyone>


Wash your hands with running water and soap for more than 30 seconds or use hand sanitizer to clean your hands after using the bathroom, after coming back home, blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

 

Do not touch the eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

 

Personal and public places should be equipped with


KCDC emphasized that the 'Distancing in daily life' which will take effect tomorrow does not mean we will return to the same routine as before, but to the "new normal life" which people will practice infectious disease prevention rules on a regular basis.

   - It means that in order to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in the local community, the nation will carry out social and economic activities while simultaneously practicing infectious disease prevention measures.

   - KCDC also encouraged that individuals and society should work together to keep the distance in their daily lives, keeping in mind that we can return to 'enhanced social distancing' at any time if the situation worsens. 

 


[Table 3: Regional distribution and epidemiological links of 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

97

45

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

0

 

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

0

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

0

 

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

464

464

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

 

Total

10,804

1,102

8,681

5,212

2,073

1,238

158

1,021

3

 

( % )

(10.2)

(80.3)

(48.2)

(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

6

(

100.0

)

21

(

100.0

)

80 or above

8

2

(

33.3

)

6

(

28.6

)

70-79

11

3

(

50.0

)

8

(

38.1

)

60-69

4

0

(

0.0

)

4

(

19.0

)

50-59

2

1

(

16.7

)

1

(

4.8

)

40-49

2

0

(

0.0

)

2

(

9.5

)

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: Distribution of cases that retested positive]


Age group

Total

(

%

)

Total

353

(

100.0

)

80 and above

28

(

7.9

)

70-79

22

(

6.2

)

60-69

38

(

10.8

)

50-59

58

(

16.4

)

40-49

48

(

13.6

)

30-39

48

(

13.6

)

20-29

86

(

24.4

)

10-19

18

(

5.1

)

0-9

7

(

2.0

)

 


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

 

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