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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 10 May
  • Date2020-05-10 17:03
  • Update2020-05-10 17:03
  • DivisionDivision of Risk assessment and International cooperation
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The Updates of COVID-19 in Republic of Korea

10 May, 2020

 


As of 0:00, 10 May 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 10,874 (including 1,127 imported cases), of which 9,610 cases have been discharged from isolation. Newly confirmed cases are 34 in total.

 

[Table 1. Total reported/tested cases]

Period

(since 3 Jan)

Total

Tested positive (PCR)

Testing in progress

Tested negative (PCR)

Confirmed

Discharged from isolation

Under isolation

Deceased

As of 0:00

9 May (Sat)

660,030

10,840

9,568

1,016

256

9,153

640,037

As of 0:00

10 May (Sun)

663,886

10,874

9,610

1,008

256

10,128

642,884

Difference

(+)3,856

(+)34

(+)42

(-)8

0

(+)975

(+)2,847

 

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

2

1

2

3

0

6

2

7

1

Total

1,127

19

154

462

485

6

1

476

651

1,018

109

(1.7%)

(13.7%)

(41.0%)

(43.0%)

(0.5%)

(0.1%)

(42.2%)

(57.8%)

(90.3%)

(9.7%)

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



In addition to the continuous importation of cases from Europe and Americas, the number of imported cases from Middle East and Africa has also increased recently. Therefore, entry screening procedure will be strengthened once again. Currently, incoming travelers from abroad other than the United States and Europe get tested only when they have symptoms while those from the United states and Europe get tested within 3 days of their arrival. According to the strengthened procedure, however, every inbound traveler should get tested within 14 days upon their arrival regardless of symptoms.

 

With regard to local transmission, 26 additional cases have been confirmed, of which 24 were identified from the investigation on Itaewon club cases (18 = a visit history to the clubs, 6 = contacts) and 2 were sporadic cases in Daegu City.

 

* As of 12:00, May 10, 11 more cases have been confirmed in relation to Itaewon clubs, bringing the total number of cases to 54. (Regional distribution : 30 = Seoul, 14 = Gyeonggi, 6 = Incheon, 2 = Chungbuk, 1 = Busan, 1 = Jeju / Distribution by chain of transmission : 43 = a visit history to the club, 11 = contacts including family and co-workers)

 

KCDC noted that anyone who visited clubs in Itaewon District (in Yongsan-gu, Seoul) from the end of April to 6 May are likely to have been exposed to the virus. KCDC asked these people to:

 (1) Stay home.

 (2) Contact a local public health center or dial 1339 (KCDC call center) and follow the instructions of the public health center.

 

KCDC also asked local health authority and healthcare facilities to check a contact or visit history of patients and conduct a diagnostic test for COVID-19 regardless of symptoms when necessary.

 

Regarding 2 cases confirmed in Daegu City, one was identified during the application process of Social Support Project for the Elderly, and the other was tested when admitted to Kyungpook National University Hospital (Chilgok branch) on 8 May due to non-COVID-19 related illness. The case developed a cough on 25 April. Epidemiological investigation is currently underway.

 

According to the administrative order issued on 8 May, nightlife venues, such as clubs and bars, are advised to refrain from operation. If remaining in operation, they should follow infection prevention and control guidelines:

 (1) Wear a facemask

 (2) Keep 1 or 2-meter distance from one another

 (3) Keep a log of visitors and check their temperature and presence of respiratory symptoms at the entrance

 (4) Ventilate and disinfect the space at least twice a day

 

KCDC reminded and urged everyone to comply with 5 Basic Infection Prevention Rules for Everyone:

 (1) Stay home for 3-4 days if you get 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 and disinfect regularly.

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

 

KCDC recommends religious communities to utilize non-face-to-face methods of gathering such as online streaming. Religious communities that meet host gatherings on sight need to check people for elevated temperature, maintain distance between people, have people wear facemasks, and refrain from providing meals to eat together or activities that cause respiratory droplets to disperse such as singing or shouting.

 

KCDC reminded the public to stay home and not go to work if having fever or respiratory symptoms and to call the KCDC call center (1339 or area code + 120) or contact a local public health center if having prolonging fever over 38 degrees or aggravating respiratory symptoms.

 - KCDC urged people to visit a screening center to get tested especially if two or more persons within a household unit or travel group unit develop COVID-19 suspected symptoms.



[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

663

259

381

8

288

16

69

23

14

Itaewon clubs(24), Guro-gu call center (98), Dong-an Church-PC Cafe (20), Manmin Central Church (41), etc.

Busan

141

27

85

12

54

18

1

29

0

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

Daegu

6,861

24

6,115

4,510

678

923

4

722

2

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

Incheon

101

45

52

2

38

5

7

4

3

Itaewon clubs(4), Guro-gu call center (20), etc.

Gwangju

30

14

16

9

0

1

6

0

0

 

Daejeon

41

11

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

694

170

480

29

337

52

62

44

6

Itaewon clubs(11), 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

49

7

34

6

20

6

2

8

2

Itaewon clubs(2), Goesan-gun Jangyeon-myeon (11)

Chung-
nam

143

13

120

 

118

1

1

10

0

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

Jeonbuk

19

10

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

468

190

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

14

8

2

0

1

0

1

4

1

 

Airport

476

476

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

 

Total

10,874

1,127

8,722

5,212

2,118

1,234

158

1,025

34

 

(100% )

(10.4%)

(80.2%)

(47.9%)

(19.5%)

(11.3%)

(1.5%)

(9.4%)

* 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: Daily confirmed cases by chain of transmission]


TOTAL

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Seoul

City

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Gyeonggi

Province

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Daegu

City

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Gyeongbuk

Province

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[Table 4: Age distribution of severe cases]

Age group

Total

Severe

(

%

)

Very severe

(

%

)

Total

23

5

(

100.0

)

18

(

100.0

)

80 or above

9

2

(

40.0

)

7

(

38.9

)

70-79

8

1

(

20.0

)

7

(

38.9

)

60-69

3

1

(

20.0

)

2

(

11.1

)

50-59

1

1

(

20.0

)

0

(

0.0

)

40-49

2

0

(

0.0

)

2

(

11.1

)

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: Cases tested positive after discharge]

 

Total

(

%

)

Total

382

(

100.0

)

80 or above

31

(

8.1

)

70-79

25

(

6.5

)

60-69

40

(

10.5

)

50-59

66

(

17.3

)

40-49

51

(

13.4

)

30-39

50

(

13.1

)

20-29

91

(

23.8

)

10-19

20

(

5.2

)

0-9

8

(

2.1

)

 

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

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