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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 27 May
  • Date2020-05-27 20:18
  • Update2020-05-27 20:26
  • Division Division of Risk assessment and International cooperation
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Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea


27 May 2020



As of 0:00, 27 May 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 11,265 (including 1,221 imported cases), of which 10,295 cases have been discharged from isolation. Newly confirmed cases are 40 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

26 May (Tues)

839,475

11,225

10,275

681

269

22,044

806,206

As of 0:00

27 May (Wed)

852,876

11,265

10,295

701

269

21,061

820,550

Difference

(+)13,401

(+)40

(+)20

(+)20

0

(-)983

(+)14,344

 


 

[Table 2. Imported cases in Korea (as of 0:00, 27 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

0

2

0

0

1

2

2

1

Total

1,221

19

205

469

519

8

1

522

699

1,076

145

(1.6%)

(16.8%)

(38.4%)

(42.5%)

(0.7%)

(0.1%)

(42.8%)

(57.2%)

(88.1%)

(11.9%)

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

 

Of the 40 new cases, 3 were imported cases and 37 were locally transmitted cases.

  - Of the 3 imported cases, 2 are from America and 1 from the Philippines.

 

Related to the biblical language study meeting, 3 additional case were confirmed, bringing the total to 12*. The new cases are contacts of confirmed case of Jusarang Church (Uijeongbu-si, Gyeonggi Province). Of the new cases, 2 are from Rapha Healing Prayer House in Nowon-gu, Seoul and 1 is a teacher at an elementary school in Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi Province.

  *1 from Grace Methodist Church (Yangcheon-gu, Seoul); 1 from Grace Church (Dobong-gu, Seoul); 2 from Rapha Healing Prayer House (Nowon-gu, Seoul); 6 from Hwado Uri Church (Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province); 1 from Jusarang Church (Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi Province); 1 contact

 

Related to the Coupang Logistics Center in Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi Province, 27 additional cases were confirmed, bringing the total to 36. Testing is underway for the workers who worked at the logistics center.

  *32 workers of the logistics center; 4 contacts (family members sharing living space) / Incheon=22, Gyeonggi=10, Seoul=4

 

  - KCDC requested workers who worked at Coupang Logistics Center during the period starting on 12 May should get tested (wearing mask mandatory) and self-quarantine. Also, if there is student or a school staff among family, they should stop going to school. If there is a healthcare worker or social worker among family, they should limit work.

 

There were 2 cases in Daegu City. 1 tested positive from testing of all Senior Employment Project participants, and 1 is a high school senior student at Osung High School in Suseong-gu. Investigation on chain of transmission and contact investigation are underway.

 

As of 12:00 today (27 May), there are 259 confirmed cases in total related to the nightclubs, including 4 new cases since 12:00 yesterday.

  *(Seoul) Illu Duck worker=1, Geumho 7080 worker=1, (Incheon) FINE S.B.S Sauna=1, Family of student of Seum Academy=1


(By region) Seoul City=129, Gyeonggi Province=59, Incheon City=47, Chungbuk Province=9, Busan City=4, Daegu City=2, Gyeongnam Province=2, Jeonbuk Province=2, Daejeon City=1, Chungnam Province=1, Gyeongbuk Province=1, Gangwon Province=1, Jeju Province=1

(By chain of transmission) Club visitors=96; Contacts (family/acquaintance/coworkers/etc)=163

(By age group) [0-18]=28; [19-29]=129; [30-39]=36; [40-49]=22; [50-59]=19; [60+]=25

(By sex) male 194, female 65

 

In an effort to stop further local transmission of COVID-19 within communities as early as possible, KCDC is conducting mass testing of persons who visited public venues and events visited by confirmed COVID-19 cases.

  - Persons who visited such places during the respective specified time period are advised to visit a screening clinic and get tested regardless of symptoms. (The updated list is provided on the final page.)

 

Regarding epidemiological investigation on the 2 reported suspected cases (one 11-year-old boy and one 4-year-old girl) of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children and Adolescents (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19, while both children presented with clinical characteristics of MIS-C, both tested negative in SARS-CoV-2 PCR tests conducted by their respective hospitals. The 11-year-old boy has been found to have visited the Philippines during January March of this year.

  - To find out history of SARS-CoV-2 infection, antibody testing is underway. Upon completion of test, conclusions will be drawn through expert case review.

  - Both children have since recovered. The 11-year-old boy has been discharged from hospital.

 

In light of the opening of schools today for high school grade 2 (11th grade), middle school grade 3 (9th grade), elementary school grades 1-2, and kindergarten students, KCDC requested students and school staff to closely follow the infectious disease prevention measures.

COVID-19 PREVENTION MEASURES IN SCHOOLS

- Do not go to school or work if having fever or respiratory symptoms

- Ventilate classrooms by opening windows

- Maintain constant distance between students

- Keep facemasks on at all times* while in school

  *Exceptions allowed for meal times or health problems

- Maintain personal hygiene including hand washing and using hand sanitizers

- If having fever of 37.5 degrees or above or respiratory symptoms, immediately inform a health teacher and classroom teacher, put on an MFDS-approved facemask, and wait in a separate area

- Avoid karaoke rooms, PC cafes, bars, clubs, and other publicly used facilities

  - If a confirmed case is found in a school, all students, teachers, and staff of the school will be instructed to put on an MFDS-approved facemask and return home. Local municipal government will conduct epidemiological investigation, disinfection, restriction of use of the affected facility, and other necessary infection control measures.

 

In light of the recent rise in local transmissions related to clubs, bars, karaoke rooms, and after-school private academies, KCDC urged people to refrain from social gathering or visiting any enclosed/confined/crowded spaces that are frequented by many people.

 

  - People who cannot avoid visiting an enclosed/crowded space for an essential reason should carefully follow personal hygiene measures including keeping 2 meters of distance from other people, wearing a facemask, avoiding handshakes, washing hands, and not touching eyes, nose, or mouth with their hands.

 

  - Persons belonging to high-risk groups (including elderly, pregnant women, persons with chronic illness) should especially avoid any poorly ventilated enclosed space frequented by many people. If such a situation cannot be avoided for an essential reason, it is highly important to wear a facemask.

 

In business establishments, all persons should wear a facemask when using indoor break rooms, changing rooms, or other publicly shared indoor areas. Such areas should not be used by multiple people at the same time.

  - Indoor smoking rooms should be prohibited and outdoor areas should be utilized instead. Commute buses should have hand sanitizers in place and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as handles.

  - Cafeterias should operate in time shifts and install dividers between seats or have people sit in one line or in alternating arrangement to avoid sitting face-to-face while eating.

 

Anyone who has come in close contact with a large number of unspecified persons in an enclosed/confined space such as clubs or bars need to be tested at a screening clinic through public health center or 1339 call center.

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

 

“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 while maintaining physical distancing.



[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

802

271

501

8

403

21

69

30

19

Itaewon clubs (127), biblical language study meeting (4), Coupang (2), Samsung Medical Center (7), Guro-gu call center (98), Dong-an Church-PC Cafe (20), Manmin Central Church (41), etc.

Busan

144

27

88

12

57

18

1

29

0

Itaewon clubs (4), Onchun Church (39), Suyeong-gu Kindergarten (5), etc.

Daegu

6,878

26

6,119

4,510

685

920

4

733

3

Itaewon clubs (3), Second Mi-Ju Hospital (196), Hansarang Convalescent Hospital (128), Daesil Convalescent Hospital (100), Fatima Hospital (37), etc.

Incheon

158

48

105

2

90

6

7

5

11

Itaewon clubs (47), Coupang (8), Guro-gu call center (20), etc.

Gwangju

30

14

16

9

0

1

6

0

0

 

Daejeon

45

14

22

2

12

8

0

9

0

Korea Forest Engineer Institute (3), etc.

Ulsan

50

19

24

16

2

3

3

7

0

 

Sejong

47

4

42

1

38

3

0

1

0

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

Gyeonggi

774

181

544

29

397

56

62

49

6

Itaewon clubs (59), Coupang (2), biblical langue study meeting (7), first responder (3), Grace River Church in Seongnam (72), Guro-gu call center-Bucheon SaengMyeongSu Church (48), Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital (50), etc.

Gangwon

56

16

33

17

16

0

0

7

0

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

Chung-
buk

60

8

42

6

27

7

2

10

0

Itaewon clubs (9), Goesan-gun Jangyeon-myeon (11), etc.

Chung-
nam

145

13

122

0

120

1

1

10

0

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

Jeonbuk

21

10

6

1

5

0

0

5

0

Itaewon clubs (2)

Jeonnam

18

10

5

1

1

2

1

3

0

 

Gyeong-
buk

1,378

13

1,233

566

477

190

0

132

0

Gumi Elim Church (8), Cheongdo Daenam Hospital (120), Bonghwa Pureun Nursing Home (68), pilgrimage to Israel (49), Gyeongsan Seo Convalescent Hospital (66), Yecheon-gun (41), etc.

Gyeong-
nam

123

17

87

32

48

6

1

19

0

Itaewon clubs (2), Geochang Church (10), Geochang Woongyang-myeon (8), Wings Tower (10), etc.

Jeju

14

8

2

0

1

0

1

4

0

 

Airport

522

522

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

 

Total

11,265

1,221

8,991

5,212

2,379

1,242

158

1,053

40

 

( % )

(57.1)

(14.3)

(7.1)

(0.0)

(7.1)

(28.6)

(0.0)

* 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 new confirmed cases by chain of transmission]



TOTAL


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Seoul City


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Incheon 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

12

5

(

100.0

)

7

(

100.0

)

80 and above

4

2

(

40.0

)

2

(

28.6

)

70-79

3

1

(

20.0

)

2

(

28.6

)

60-69

2

2

(

40.0

)

0

(

0.0

)

50-59

1

0

(

0.0

)

1

(

14.3

)

40-49

2

0

(

0.0

)

2

(

28.6

)

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

)



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


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[Table 5: Public venues visited by confirmed COVID-19 cases]

 

Region

Type

Name and address

Date

Time

Seoul

Singing room

Gawang Coin Karaoke

(Seoul Nowon-gu Dobong-ro 468 Hongik Building)

5/7


21:37~22:10

-

Seoul

Singing room

Byeolbyeol Coin Karaoke

(Seoul Gwangak-gu Gwangak-ro 200)

5/4

20:35~21:19

-

Seoul

Singing room

Rock-Q Coin Karaoke

(Seoul Mapo-gu Hongik-ro-6-gil 10)

5/6

15:23~16:16

-

5/7

19:00~19:20

-

Seoul

Amusement facility

1943 Hongik Univ. Branch (Seoul Mapo-gu Jandari-ro 8-6)

5/7

19:30~21:30

17:00~05:00

Hansin Pocha (Seoul Mapo-gu Jandari-ro 13)

5/7

21:50~23:20

17:00~07:00

Seoul

Amusement facility

Holics (Seoul Seocho-gu Seochodaero-77-gil 24)

5/9

20:00~00:11

16:00~06:00

Seoul

Singing room

SBS Singing Room (Seoul Seocho-gu Seochodaero-77-gil 31)

5/9

00:36~01:36

-

Seoul

Amusement facility

Akbari (Seoul Seocho-gu Seochodaero-77-gil 39)

5/10

01:50~03:42

-

Seoul

Restaurant

Illu Duck (Seoul Seongdong-gu Seongsuilro-8-gil 40)

5/11~5/21

11:00~23:00

Seoul

Restaurant

Igane Grilled Tripe (Seoul Seongdong-gu Geumghodong-3-ga 423)

5/17

17:00~18:40

14:00~01:00

Seoul

Restaurant

Chamnara Charcoal BBQ Geumho Branch

(Seoul Seongdong-gu Dokseodang-ro 325-2)

5/17

18:56~20:18

15:00~01:00

Seoul

Amusement facility

Geumho 7080 Bar (Seoul Seongdong-gu Geumho-ro 86, B1)

5/17

20:40~22:10

-

Seoul

Restaurant

Sangsu Ginseng Chicken Soup (Seoul Jongro-gu Jongro-31-gil 46-3)

5/18

17:27~19:15

-

Seoul

Other

Biblical Language Studies

(Grace Methodist Church / Hwado Uri CHurch /

Uijeongbu Jusarang Church: Uijeongbu-si Taepyeong-ro 212)

5/8, 5/15

-

Seoul

Amusement facility

Byeolbam Pocha

(Seoul Yongsan-gu Hangangdaero-87-gil 7)

5/4

19:50~22:30

-

Daegu

Singing room

Ban Ban Coin Karaoke (Gongi ban sori ban)

(Daegu Dalseo-gu Gyedaedongmun-ro 2, B1)

5/11

23:28~24:3

10:00~05:00

Daegu

Singing room

Tongtong Coin Singing Room

(Daegu Jung-gu Dongseongro-2-gil 45)

5/12

17:40~17:55

11:00~01:00

Daegu

Cafe

Asura Balbalta (board game cafe)

(Daegu Jung-gu Dongseongro-5-gil 53)

5/18

17:38~19:44

24 hours

Daegu

Cafe

Golbang (comic book cafe)

(Daegu Jung-gu Dongseongro-5-gil 53)

5/17

18:45~19:55

10:00~01:00

Daegu

Singing room

Rock-Q Coin Karaoke (Dongseongro No 2 Branch)

(Daegu Jung-gu Dongseongro-6-gil 42)

5/18


21:00~21:37

11:00~06:00

Daegu

Singing room

Seven Star Coin Karaoke (Daesil Station Branch)

(Dalseong-gun Dasa-eup Dalgubeol-daero 863)

5/14

15:04~16:22

 

Daegu

PC cafe

NU PC (Sinwolseong Branch)

(Dalseo-gu Joamro-6-gil 6-45 Daehyeong Building Floor 3)

5/23

20:08~00:44

 

Incheon

PC cafe

Jin PC Room

(Incheon Michuhol-gu Dokbae-ro 311 Vision Plaza)

5/6

15:16~19:26

-

Incheon

Singing room

Top Coin Singing Room

(Incheon Michuhol-gu Dokbae-ro 311 Vision Plaza)

5/6

20:00~21:00

-

Gyeonggi

Other

Fiesta 9

(Gyeonggi Gooyang-si Ilsanseo-gu Ilhyeong-ro 97-11 Ilsan Doosan We’ve The Zenith Square B2)

5/16

13:00

11:30~21:00

Gyeonggi

Other

Laon Party House

(Gyeonggi Bucheon-si Buil-ro 223 B1)

5/9, 5/10, 5/17

11:30~19:00

Gyeonggi

Other

MERIT Night Club

(Gyeonggi Bucheon-si Gilju-ro 125)

5/9~5/10

23:48~00:34

20:00~05:00

Gyeonggi

Amusement facility

Baobap (Bucheon Sangdong Branch)

(Gyeonggi Bucheon-si Songnaedaero-2650-beongil 59)

5/10

00:44~02:03

15:00~05:00

Gyeonggi

Singing room

Junco Music Town (Bucheon Sangdong Branch)

(Gyeonggi Bucheon-si Giljuro 121-beongil 18-3)

5/10

02:09~03:55

18:00~09:00

Gyeonggi

Amusement facility

Jakuwa

(Gyeonggi Anyang-si Manan-gu Jangnaero 1430-beongil 15)

5/14

18:00~23:30

17:00~08:00

5/15

19:00~23:40

5/17

18:00~22:00

Gyeonggi

Other

Music Home Orchestra

(Gyeonggi Yongin-si Giheung-gu Guseong-ro 357 Bldg B Floor 2)

5/19

-

Gyeongbuk

Other

Saemaeul Jungang Market 91st stand (selling cheonggukjang)

(Gyeongbuk Gumi-si Gumijungangro-9-gil 11)

5/18~5/22

07:00~18:00

Gyeongbuk

Other

Saemaeul Jungang Market 42nd stand (selling vegetables)

(Gyeongbuk Gumi-si Gumijungangro-9-gil 11)

5/18~5/22

07:00~18:00

Gyeonggi

Bath house

Daeyang Hot Springs Land

(Gyeonggi-do Bucheon-si Gilju-ro 115)

5/17

09:0313:47


-

5/20

11:0612:41

Gyeonggi

Place of business

Coupang Fullfillment Services Co, Ltd.

(Gyeonggi Bucheon-si Sinheungro-511-beon-gil 80)

5/125/25

 

*Newly added places are highlighted in color

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