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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 29 May
  • Date2020-05-29 18:28
  • Update2020-05-29 18:30
  • Division Division of Risk assessment and International cooperation
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Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea


29 May 2020



As of 0:00, 29 May 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 11,402 (including 1,235 imported cases), of which 10,363 cases have been discharged from isolation. Newly confirmed cases are 58 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

28 May (Thurs

868,666


11,344

10,340

735

269

22,370

834,952

As of 0:00

29 May (Fri)

885,120


11,402

10,363

770

269

24,557

849,161

Difference

(+)16,454

(+)58

(+)23

(+)35

0

(+)2,187

(+)14,209



[Table 2. Imported cases in Korea (as of 0:00, 29 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

0

3

2

1

Total

1,235

19

214

469

524

8

1

529

706

1,084

151

(1.5%)

(17.3%)

(38.0%)

(42.4%)

(0.6%)

(0.1%)

(42.8%)

(57.2%)

(87.8%)

(12.2%)


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

 


Of the 58 new cases, 3 were imported cases and 55 were locally transmitted cases.

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

 

Related to the Coupang logistics center cluster in Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi Province, in total, 102* cases have been confirmed as of 12:00 today. Self-quarantine and testing is underway for all workers who have worked at the logistics center since 12 May.

  *72 workers of the logistics center; 30 contacts (family members sharing living space) / Gyeonggi=42, Incheon=41, Seoul=19

 

  - 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.

 

As of 12:00 today, there are 266 confirmed cases in total related to the nightclubs, including 5* new cases since 12:00 yesterday.

  *(Seoul) 2 residents of the building of Geumho 7080 bar; (Incheon) 1 contact of FINE S.B.S Sauna and 2 family members of the contact


(By region) Seoul City=133, Gyeonggi Province=59, Incheon City=49, Chungbuk Province=9, Busan City=4, Daegu City=2, Gyeongnam Province=2, Gangwon Province=2, Jeonbuk Province=2, Daejeon City=1, Chungnam Province=1, Gyeongbuk Province=1, Jeju Province=1

(By chain of transmission) Club visitors=96; Contacts (family/acquaintance/coworkers/etc)=170

(By age group) [0-18]=28; [19-29]=131; [30-39]=36; [40-49]=22; [50-59]=21; [60+]=28

(By sex) male 200, female 66

 

Related to the biblical language study meeting cluster, 1 additional case was confirmed, bringing the total to 13 confirmed cases. The new case is presumed to have contracted the virus through coming in contact with a confirmed case from Jusarang Church at Rapha Healing Prayer House.

 

In Yonsei Naro Academy in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul City, 7* cases have been confirmed. All staff and students have been placed under self-quarantine. All persons are being tested.

  *Incheon=6, Seoul=2 / Teacher=1, Students=2, Contacts of teacher=4

 

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.)

 

In response to the evaluation of the Central Clinical Committee, KCDC is planning to apply for special importation of overseas drug remdesivir with the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety for COVID-19 treatment.

 

  - On 28 May, the Central Clinical Committee (Chaired by Dr Oh Myoung Don) provided its opinion that remdesivir is evaluated as safe and effective for COVID-19 pneumonia treatment and that it agrees that introduction of remdesivir is medically necessary at the current state with no antiviral treatment available.

 

Yesterday (28 May), through Emergency Ministerial Meeting, enhanced epidemic control measures were implemented for Seoul Metropolitan Region residents and facilities until 14 June.


* Seoul Metropolitan Region accounted for 88.4% (160 out of 181) of all local transmission cases last week (5.215.27)

 

* Examples of major outbreaks:

- Clubs/bars : Multiple nightclubs in Itaewon, Byeolbam Poca in Seoul, Jakuwa in Anyang-si

- Singing rooms : (Seoul) Gawang Coin Karaoke, Byeolbyeol Coin Karaoke, (Incheon) Top Coin Singing Room, etc

- Religious events : Biblical language study -- (Yangcheon-gu, Seoul) Grace Methodist Church, (Dobong-gu, Seoul) Grace Church, (Nowon-gu, Seoul) Rapha Healing Prayer House, (Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi Province) Hwado Uri Church, (Uijeongbu-si, Gyeonggi Province) Jusarang Church, etc

- Restaurants : (Seoul) Ilu Duck, (Bucheon) Laon Party House, etc.

- Places of business : (Bucheon) Coupang logistics center, (Seoul) KB Life Insurance TM Insurance Branch, etc

- Hagwon (after-school private academies) : (Incheon) Seum Academy, (Seoul) Yeonsei Naro Academy, etc

 

Bars, singing rooms, hagwon, PC cafes, etc. in Seoul Metropolitan Region may be subject to gathering ban and recommended to refrain from operating as per executive action by the Central Disaster Management Headquarters or local municipal government.

 

  - If operation is unavoidable, such facilities are required to follow all infectious disease prevention and control measures including making a log of all entrants, requiring mask wearing, restricting entry of symptomatic persons, checking workers for symptoms, sending symptomatic workers home, designating a disease control manager, disinfecting, and ensuring 2 meter distance between all users.

 

  - There will be regular on-site inspection for such facilities. Facilities that operate without proper infectious disease control measures may face further action including gathering ban and legal filing of complaint.

 

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.

 

In religious facilities, online and other non-face-to-face and contactless methods of gathering and worship are recommended. Small scale gathering should also be refrained.

  - Religious facilities hosting on-site events need to reduce the number of participants so that proper distance can be maintained between participants, check for fever, require mask wearing, and refrain from providing mass meals or droplet-producing activities such as singing, chanting, and shouting.

 

In light of the recent rise in local transmissions in the Seoul Metropolitan Region, KCDC urged people in the capital region 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.

 

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.


 

 


[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

846

274

538

8

443

18

69

34

20

Itaewon clubs (133), Coupang (19), biblical language study meeting (5), 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

0

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

Daegu

6,880

26

6,118

4,510

684

920

4

736

0

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

Incheon

198

48

144

2

129

6

7

6

18

Itaewon clubs (49), Coupang (40), 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

815

183

583

29

438

54

62

49

20

Itaewon clubs (59), Coupang (37), 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

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

1,379

14

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

529

529

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Total

11,402

1,235

9,106

5,212

2,499

1,237

158

1,061

58

 

( % )

(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

10

3

(

100.0

)

7

(

100.0

)

80 and above

3

2

(

66.7

)

1

(

14.3

)

70-79

2

0

(

0.0

)

2

(

28.6

)

60-69

2

1

(

33.3

)

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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