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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 18 June
  • Date2020-06-18 19:29
  • Update2020-06-18 19:31
  • Division Division of Risk assessment and International cooperation
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Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea


18 June 2020



As of 0:00, 18 June 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 12,257 (including 1,379 imported cases), of which 10,800 cases have been discharged from isolation. Newly confirmed cases are 59 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

17 June (Wed)

1,132,823

12,198

10,774

1,145

279

21,489

1,099,136

As of 0:00

18 June (Thurs)

1,145,712

12,257

10,800

1,177

280

21,714

1,111,741

Difference

+12,889

+59

(+)26

(+)32

(+)1

+225

+12,605

 

 

[Table 2. Imported cases in Korea (as of 0:00, 18 June 2020)]

 

Total

Region/Country

Where confirmed

Nationality

China

Asia ex-China

Europe

Americas

Africa

Australia

Point of Entry

Community

Korean

Other

New

8

0

4

2

2

0

0

4

4

4

4

Total

1,379

19

288

484

573

14

1

597

782

1,161

218

(1.4%)

(20.9%)

(35.1%)

(41.6%)

(1.0%)

(0.1%)

(43.3%)

(56.7%)

(84.2%)

(15.8%)

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

 

 

As of 0:00 18 June, there are 8 imported cases, of which 2 are from Americas, 2 are from Europe, and 4 are from Asia excluding China (2 from Kazakhstan, 2 from Turkey).

 

Related to Richway in Gwangak-gu, Seoul, 4 additional cases were confirmed. The new cases were contacts under quarantine. In total, 180* cases have been confirmed.

 

Richway-related onward transmissions

Category

Location

Number of confirmed cases

Chinese Migrants Church Shelter

Seoul Guro-gu

8

Myeongseong Housing

Seoul Gangnam-gu

37

Principle School of English

Seoul Gangnam-gu

15

SJ Investment call center

Seoul Gangseo-gu

11

Jesus Vision Church

Seoul Geumcheon-gu

9

NBS Partners

Gyeonggi Seongnam-si

15

Church of God

Gyeonggi Seongnam-si

11

Jesus Malsseum Silcheon Church

Incheon Namdong-gu

9

Family, work, etc.

 

24

Total

 

139


Related to new planted churches in the Seoul Metropolitan Region, 2 additional cases were confirmed. The new cases were contacts under quarantine. In total, 119* cases have been confirmed.

* Church related = 41; Contacts = 78 / By region: Incheon = 57; Seoul = 37; Gyeonggi = 25

 

Related to Sungsim Day Care Center in Dobong-gu, Seoul, 3 additional cases were confirmed under contact management. In total, 38* cases have been confirmed.

* Users = 24; Staff/workers = 5; Family and others = 9

The spouse (confirmed 11 June) of the index patient (confirmed 10 June) have passed away.

 

A safety worker (guiding traffic at construction site) working at City Hall Station in Jung-gu, Seoul City was confirmed on 15 June, and 4* contacts were additionally confirmed.

* Coworkers = 2; Family = 2

 

Related to the Seoul Eunpyeong-gu family, 5 additional cases were confirmed under contact management. In total, 12 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to Korea Campus Crusade for Christ, 1 additional case was confirmed under contact management. In total, 14 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to Gusung Psychotherapy and Counseling Center Bucheon Branch in Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi Province, 1 additional case was confirmed. In total, 5* cases have been confirmed.

* Worker = 1; Visitors = 4

 

Related to Dreaming Church in Galma-dong, Seo-gu, Daejeon City, 3 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 7 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to door-to-door sales* in Goejeong-dong, Seo-gu, Daejeon City, 7 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 18** cases have been confirmed.

* Business names: Healing Land 23, Nature Health Healing Center, Doni Market

** Visitors = 12; Contacts = 6

 

A student at Jeonju Girls High School in Jeonju-si, Jeonbuk Province has been confirmed. The school premise has been disinfected and 963 people related to the school and after-school private academy have been tested. No additional case has been confirmed.

 

KCDC noted that COVID-19 transmissions are occurring through various channels including religious small group meetings, club meetings, and door-to-door sales and expressed concern that a massive nationwide wave may occur if the transmissions continue and lead to a large number of people in a closed and crowded environment.

 

Recent major outbreaks occurred in underground or otherwise enclosed and poorly ventilated spaces where respiratory droplet producing activities such as singing, eating, tea time, or sporting activities took place. Preventive measures like mask wearing and hand hygiene were not followed well.

 

COVID-19 outbreaks can occur in any confined, crowded, and close-contact environment. Therefore, gatherings such as social club meetings and religious small group meetings should be postponed and nightlife establishments, bars, karaoke, and PC cafes should be avoided. In daily life, hand washing, mask wearing, and 2 meter distancing should be practiced.

 

People aged 65 or older should particularly avoid enclosed places where people tend to gather, especially if such places do not have windows or otherwise have poor ventilation.

 

- If such an occasion is unavoidable, activities such as eating and singing should be refrained. Masks should be worn and frequent hand washing or sanitizing should be practiced.

 

- The elderly are also advised to take care of any chronic medical conditions and exercise regularly.

 

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

- Practice 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 health mask, and wait in a separate area

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

 

Korea National Institute of Health (KNIH) is working to help industry, academia, and research experts collaborate for development of COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.

 

Since the announcement of opportunities for private sector organizations to apply for the use of public Biosafety Level 3 facilities, 13 institutions have submitted applications. KNIH encourages interested institutions to apply.

 

KCDC expressed gratitude for the 162 recovered people who signed up to participate in the development of COVID-19 plasma therapy and encouraged more eligible people to participate.

 

Plasma therapy requires a large amount of blood as it involves formulating a concentrated form of the antibodies and immunoglobulins from the blood of people who have recovered from COVID-19.

 

Plasma therapy requires a large amount of blood as it involves concentrated formulations of antibodies and immunoglobulins from the blood plasma of recovered patients.

 

People aged 18-64 who have been confirmed with COVID-19, fully recovered, discharged (released) from isolation (at least 14 days ago) are able to participate.

* Participating hospitals: Korea University Ansan Hospital, Keimyung Unviersity Dongsan Hospital, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu Fatima Hospital / For inquiries, dial 1522-6487


 



[Table 4: 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

1,170

289

800

8

696

27

69

81

25

Nightclubs (139), Guro-gu call center (99), Richway (97), Manmin Central Church (41), Yangcheon-gu table tennis club (41), SMR newly planted churches group (37), Seongsim Day Care Center (31), Dong-an Church-PC Cafe (28), Coupang (24), KB Life Insurance PM Service Agency (13), KCCC (7), biblical language study meeting (6), Yeonana News Class (5), etc.

Busan

148

30

88

12

57

18

1

30

0

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

Daegu

6,896

35

6,118

4,511

686

917

4

743

1

Second Mi-Ju Hospital (196), Hansarang Convalescent Hospital (124), Daesil Convalescent Hospital (101), Fatima Hospital (39), Nightclubs (2), etc.

Incheon

323

52

261

2

246

6

7

10

1

SMR newly planted churches group (57), Coupang (57), Nightclubs (54), Richway (21), Guro-gu call center (19), Gyeyang-gu real estate agency family (11), Jesus Malsseum Silcheon Church (5), Brothers in Yongin/Goyang (2), etc.

Gwangju

32

16

16

9

0

1

6

0

0

 

Daejeon

61

15

35

2

25

8

0

11

7

Door-to-door sales in Daejeon (12), Korea Forest Engineer Institute (3), etc.

Ulsan

53

22

24

16

2

3

3

7

0

 

Sejong

48

4

43

1

39

3

0

1

1

Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (31), gym facilities (8)

Gyeonggi

1,079

210

798

29

647

59

63

71

16

Grace River Church in Seongnam (67), Coupang (67), Nightclubs (59), Richway (54), Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital (50), Guro-gu call center-Bucheon SaengMyeongSu Church (50), Yangcheon-gu table tennis club (26), SMR newly planted churches group (24), Anyang-Gunpo pastors group (22), Happy Care Home (10), biblical language study meeting (9), KCCC (7), Defense Security Support Command (6), Seoul City Hall Station safety worker (5), etc.

Gangwon

60

16

37

17

20

0

0

7

0

Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital (10), Apartments in Wonju (4), Richway (3), Nightclubs (2), etc.

Chung-
buk

61

9

42

6

27

7

2

10

0

Goesan-gun Jangyeon-myeon (11), Nightclubs (9), Guro-gu call center (2), etc.

Chung-
nam

156

14

130

0

127

2

1

12

3

Gym facilities in Cheonan (103), research center in Seosan (8), Richway (3), Daejeon door-to-door sales (3), etc.

Jeonbuk

22

10

6

1

5

0

0

6

1

Nightclubs (2)

Jeonnam

20

12

5

1

1

2

1

3

0

 

Gyeong-
buk

1,383

16

1,234

566

478

190

0

133

0

Cheongdo Daenam Hospital (119), Bonghwa Pureun Nursing Home (68), Gyeongsan Seo Convalescent Hospital (66), pilgrimage to Israel (41), Yecheon-gun (40), Gumi Elim Church (10), etc.

Gyeong-
nam

132

22

90

32

50

6

2

20

0

Geochang Church (10), Wings Tower (9), Geochang Woongyang-myeon (8), Nightclubs (2), etc.

Jeju

16

10

2

0

1

0

1

4

0

 

Airport

597

597

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

 

Total

12,257

1,379

9,729

5,213

3,107

1,249

160

1,149

59

 

( % )

(11.3)

(79.4)

(42.5)

(25.3)

(10.2)

(1.3)

(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 3: 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 5: Age distribution of severe cases]

 

6.5

6.6

6.7

6.8

6.9

6.10

6.11

6.12

6.13

6.14

6.15

6.16

6.17

6.18

Total

11

14

14

14

18

20

20

18

22

22

20

24

25

27

Severe

4

7

6

6

11

11

8

6

11

10

10

15

15

16

Very severe

7

7

8

8

7

9

12

12

11

12

10

9

10

11

 

Total

Severe

(

%

)

Very severe

(

%

)

Total

27

16

(

100.0

)

11

(

100.0

)

80 and above

2

0

(

0.0

)

2

(

18.2

)

70-79

8

6

(

37.5

)

2

(

18.2

)

60-69

10

6

(

37.5

)

4

(

36.4

)

50-59

5

2

(

12.5

)

3

(

27.3

)

40-49

2

2

(

12.5

)

0

(

0.0

)

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

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