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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 28 May
  • Date2020-05-28 17:10
  • Update2020-05-28 17:23
  • DivisionDivision of Risk assessment and International cooperation
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Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea

28 May, 2020



As of 0:00, 28 May 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 11,344 (including 1,232 imported cases), of which 10,340 cases have been discharged from isolation. Newly confirmed cases are 79 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

27 May (Wed)

852,876

11,265

10,295

701

269

21,061

820,550

As of 0:00

28 May (Thurs)

868,666

11,344

10,340

735

269

22,370

834,952

Difference

(+)15,790

(+)79

(+)45

(+)34

0

(+)1,309

(+)14,402

 

[Table 2. Imported cases in Korea (as of 0:00, 28 May 2020)]

 

Total

Region/Country

Where confirmed

Nationality

China

Asia ex-China

Europe

Americas

Africa

Australia

Point of Entry

Community

Korean

Other

New

11

0

8

0

3

0

0

7

4

6

5

Total

1,232

19

213

469

522

8

1

529

703

1,082

150

(1.5%)

(17.3%)

(38.1%)

(42.4%)

(0.6%)

(0.1%)

(42.9%)

(57.1%)

(87.8%)

(12.2%)

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

 


Of the 79 new cases, 11 were imported cases and 68 were locally transmitted cases.

- Of the 11 imported cases, 3 are from America, 7 from Bangladesh, 1 from Kuwait.

 

Related to the Coupang logistics center in Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi Province, 46 additional cases were confirmed, bringing the total to 82*. Self-quarantine and testing is underway for all workers who have worked at the logistics center since 12 May.

  * 63 workers of the logistics center; 19 contacts (family members sharing living space) / Incheon=38, Gyeonggi=27, Seoul=17

 

- 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.

 

Since 26 May when a first case was confirmed at KB Life Insurance Call Center in Jung-gu, Seoul City, 7 cases in total have been confirmed to date. All workers at the call center have been placed in self-quarantine, and testing is underway for all workers at the call center.

 

In Daegu City, 1 case was confirmed from testing of all new recruits entering the military, and 1 case was confirmed from testing of all hagwon (after-school private academy) teachers. Epidemiological investigation on chain of transmission and contacts is underway.

 

As of 12:00 today (28 May), there are 261 confirmed cases in total related to the nightclubs, including 2* new cases since 12:00 yesterday.

  * (Seoul) Chamnara Charcoal BBQ case’s child=1; Geumho 7080 visitor’s coworker=1

 

(By region) Seoul City=131, 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)=165

(By age group) [0-18]=28; [19-29]=130; [30-39]=36; [40-49]=22; [50-59]=19; [60+]=26

(By sex) male 196, 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 list is provided on the final page.)

 

KCDC is developing plasma treatment for COVID-19 confirmed patients.

- Recovered patients have antibodies and immunoglobulins present in their blood plasma, which can be concentrated and formulated for use in treating other patients. This requires a large amount of blood.

- KCDC requested help from as many fully recovered patients as possible. People who would like to donate their blood can dial 1522-6787 to reach the call center.

 

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 places of business, religious facilities, bars, restaurants and others, 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

826

273

520

8

425

18

69

33

24

Itaewon clubs (131), Coupang (15), biblical language study meeting (4), Samsung Medical Center (7), Guro-gu call center (98), Dong-an Church-PC Cafe (20), Manmin Central Church (41), etc.

Busan

145

28

88

12

57

18

1

29

1

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

Daegu

6,880

26

6,118

4,510

684

920

4

736

2

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

Incheon

180

48

127

2

112

6

7

5

22

Itaewon clubs (47), Coupang (30), 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

795

181

566

29

423

52

62

48

21

Itaewon clubs (59), Coupang (24), 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

146

13

123

0

121

1

1

10

1

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

1,379

14

1,233

566

477

190

0

132

1

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

529

529

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

 

Total

11,344

1,232

9,054

5,212

2,449

1,235

158

1,058

79

 

( % )

(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

11

4

(

100.0

)

7

(

100.0

)

80 and above

3

2

(

50.0

)

1

(

14.3

)

70-79

3

1

(

25.0

)

2

(

28.6

)

60-69

2

1

(

25.0

)

1

(

14.3

)

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

Jangsu 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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