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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 4 July
  • Date2020-07-04 16:55
  • Update2020-07-04 16:55
  • DivisionDivision of Risk assessment and International cooperation
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Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea
4 July 2020


 

As of 0:00, 4 July 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 13,030 (including 1,647 imported cases), of which 11,811 cases have been discharged from isolation. There are 36 new local cases and 27 new imported cases.


[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

3 July (Fri)

1,307,761

12,967

11,759

926

282

21,560

1,273,234

As of 0:00

4 July (Sat)

1,319,523

13,030

11,811

936

283

22,321

1,284,172

Difference

(+)11,762

(+)63

(+)52

(+)10

(+)1

(+)761

(+)10,938


The current state* of major local clusters as of today (as of 12:00, 4 July) are as follows:

* The specific figures below may differ from the daily reported statistics (which are based on figures as of 0:00 today) or figures disclosed by local municipalities due to factors such as report timing and differences in the time period considered

 

Related to the fitness center visited by a resident in apartment complex in Uijeongbu-si, Gyeonggi Province, 4 cases were additionally confirmed(family and friends of confirmed case), bringing the total case to 25.

* 1 index case and 1 family member; 7 residents of the same building; 16 related to fitness center

 

Related to Lord Glory Church in Manan-gu, Anyang city, Gyeonggi province, 1 additional case was confirmed. Newly confirmed case is a coworker of a church member working at Yangji SLC logistics center. In total, 24 cases have been confirmed.

No additional cases were confirmed as a result of testing 1,560 students and staff from 4 schools which confirmed cases are attending related to an acting academy in Jung-gu, Daegu city.

 

Related to a confirmed case from 2 July in Daejeon, 6 additional cases were confirmed from The Joen clinic at Seo-gu, Daejeon city. Investigation on chain of transmission and contact testing are underway.

 

Related to Gwangneuksa Temple in Gwangju City, there are 61 confirmed cases in total. Additional confirmed cases are 4 residents and staff from CCC Agape Silver Center.

 

 

Confirmed date of index case

Related (additional) confirmed cases

Note

Gwangneuksa Temple

6.27

12

 

Geumyang Building (officetel)

6.27

17

Visitors: 10, Family/others: 7

Jeju Island Tourist Group

6.30

5

Family: 4 Company : 1

*1 case reclassified to Geumyang bldg.

Gwangju Love Church

6.30

15

 

CCC Agape Silver Center

6.30

7(+4)

Residents: 6, staff: 1

Hanwul Nursing Home

7.1

5

Residents: 2, Caregivers: 3

* Subject to change based on findings from ongoing local epidemiological investigation efforts


Related to Ilgok Chung-ang church, Gwangju city, 6 cases were additionally confirmed. Testing of all participants at the service on 28 June and investigation of any connection between Gwangneuksa Temple is ongoing.


The (presumed) location of infection acquisition of the 27 new imported cases are: America (3), Europe (3), and Asia excluding China (21) (Kazakhstan=12; Pakistan=3; Japan=2; Indonesia=2; Bangladesh=1; Qatar=1).


[Table 2. Imported cases in Korea (as of 0:00, 4 July 2020)]

 

Total

Region/Country

Where confirmed

Nationality

China

Asia ex-China

Europe

Americas

Africa

Australia

Point of Entry

Community

Korean

Other

New

27

0

21

3

3

0

0

18

9

14

13

Total

1,647

19

507

492*

608

20

1

753

894

1,259

388

(1.2%)

(30.8%)

(29.9%)

(36.9%)

(1.2%)

(0.1%)

(45.7%)

(54.3%)

(76.4%)

(23.6%)

* 1 case was reclassified as an imported case (Turkey)

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


KCDC stated that on the day of 3 July, 154 ships entered at 11 sea ports, and 108 ships (70%) have been subjected to on-board quarantine inspection,

 

- and from 6 July (Monday), KCDC will test all sailors getting off from the ship with the purpose of going out or at the end of a shift.

 

KCDC expressed gratitude for the total of 273 people who signed up to donate their plasma for 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 immunoglobulin from the blood of people who have recovered from COVID-19.

 

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

 

As of 12:00 4 July, KCDC received requests for Remdesivir from 14 hospitals with 19 severe patients, and has finished distribution of the drug to all the patients.

 

Since it is difficult to wear masks at restaurants and infection can occur in close environments, KCDC requested public to refrain from indoor gatherings and comply with the following quarantine guidelines to prevent infection within restaurants;

 

Cancel or postpone non-essential meetings held indoors, such as restaurants.

 

 

When visiting a restaurant,

- Visits should avoid rush hours, hand washing and use of hand sanitizer should be practiced before meals,

- Masks should be worn before entering into the restaurant, as well as before and after the meal. When sharing dishes, tongs should be used and conversations should be avoided as much as possible during meals since that may spread droplets.

- When making or answering on a mobile phone inside a restaurant or other crowded indoor space, the call should be taken outside or with mask worn.

 


COVID-19 PREVENTION MEASURES IN RESTAURANTS

- Avoid rush hours and minimize staying time

- Sit as zigzag if possible or facing one direction

- Observe personal hygiene regulations such as hand washing and use of hand sanitizer

- Wear a mask before entering a restaurant, including before, and after having meals

- Use individual utensils, glasses, and do not mix them

- Use hand sanitizers or plastic gloves before and after each use of tongs, plates, and serving spoons


 

In light of the recent spreading of COVID-19 through religious small group meetings and other events, KCDC urged public to take precaution over the weekend.

Religious events and small group meetings should be refrained, or switch to non-face-to-face methods,

 

And in case of an unavoidable on-site event, minimize the number of participants, put 2 meter distance between participants, wear masks all times, refrain from singing (which can cause respiratory droplets to move in air) and have instrumental music instead, and do not provide group meals or hold small group gatherings.


COVID-19 PREVENTION MEASURES IN RELIGIOUS FACILITIES

- Use non-face-to-face, contactless methods to hold events such as online gathering

- Avoid activities that make respiratory droplets move in air (such as singing, chanting, and shouting)

- Disinfect and ventilate spaces before and after an event

- Avoid providing group meals


KCDC announced that the budget for strengthening R&D investment has been confirmed(191.6 billion won) at the 3rd revised supplementary budget and will be implemented to ensure development support measures of COVID-19 treatment and vaccines and to strengthen the capacity of Korea’s response to COVID19.


 

The strengthening R&D investment budget reflected in the 3rd revised supplementary budget will be used to;

 

- 1) strengthen the capacity of Korea’s COVID-19 response by localizing and upgrading diagnostic tools and other necessary equipments for COVID-19 response; 2) Support development of vaccine and treatment focusing on antibody, plasma treatment and 3 main vaccine platform technologies, by assisting entire cycle of clinical trials of vaccine developing companies.

 

- 3) expand functions of Public Vaccine Development Support Center for the establishment of research and production infrastructure, upgrade analysis technology, and establish a system for producing and utilizing genetic data for confirmed patients.


 

[Table 3: Regional distribution and epidemiological links of the confirmed cases]

 

Region

Confirmed cases

Other major clusters

Total

Imported cases

Clusters

Other*

New

Sub-

total

Shin-

cheonji

Other clusters

Contacts

Related to Imported cases

Seoul

1,353

301

931

8

807

47

69

121

7

Nightclubs(139), Richway(120), Guro-gu call center(99), table tennis club(44), Seongsim Day Care Center(43), Manmin Central Church(41), SMR newly planted churches group(37), Dong-an Church-PC Cafe(28), Coupang(24), Wangsung Church(24), Gangnam Yeoksam-dong gathering(10), Daejeon door-to-door sales(8), Geumcheon-gu rice milling machine manufacturer(4), etc.

Busan

155

36

89

12

57

19

1

30

1

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

Daegu

6,924

42

6,133

4,511

701

917

4

749

1

Second Mi-Ju Hospital(196), Hansarang Convalescent Hospital(124), Daesil Convalescent Hospital(101), Fatima Hospital(39), Acting Academy(11), Nightclubs(2), etc.

Incheon

346

64

271

2

254

7

8

11

2

Coupang(61), SMR newly planted churches group(57), Nightclubs(54), Richway(24), Guro-gu call center(19), Gyeyang-gu real estate agency family(12), Jesus Malsseum Silcheon Church(5), Car enthusiast group(4), etc.

Gwangju

92

17

61

9

26

20

6

14

8

CCCAgape Silver center(13),Gwangneuksa Temple(11), Hanwool Nursing home(3), etc.

Daejeon

129

16

92

2

70

20

0

21

3

Door-to-door sales in Daejeon(55), Dreaming Church(4), etc.

Ulsan

55

22

26

16

4

3

3

7

0

 

Sejong

50

5

44

1

40

3

0

1

0

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

Gyeon- ggi

1270

258

920

29

755

73

63

92

19

Grace River Church (67), Coupang (67), Nightclubs (59), Richway (58), Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital (50), Guro-gu call center-Bucheon SaengMyeongSu Church (50), Yangcheon-gu table tennis club (28), SMR newly planted churches group (25), Anyang-Gunpo pastors group (22), Lord Glory Church (20), Lotte Confectionery logistics center (15), APT complex(14), Sunwon small group gathering(10), Wangsung Church(8), KCCC(7), Geumcheon-gu rice milling machine manufacturer(6), Suwon church friends gathering(6), Seongnam neighbors gathering(5), Gangnam Yeoksam gathering(3), etc.

Gangwon

65

16

42

17

25

0

0

7

0

Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital (10), Apartments in Wonju (4), Richway (4), Geumcheon-gu rice milling machine manufacturer (4), etc.

Chung-
buk

66

11

44

6

28

8

2

11

2

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

Chung-
nam

172

17

143

0

138

4

1

12

0

Gym facilities in Cheonan (103), Daejeon door-to-door sales (11), Richway (3), etc.

Jeonbuk

28

12

10

1

9

0

0

6

0

Daejeon door-to-door sales (3), Nightclubs (2)

Jeonnam

25

14

8

1

2

4

1

3

0

Gwangneuksa Temple (1)

Gyeong-
buk

1,391

23

1,235

566

478

191

0

133

1

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

137

27

90

32

50

6

2

20

1

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

Jeju

19

13

2

0

1

0

1

4

0

 

Airport

753

753

0

0

0

0

0

0

18

 

Total

13,030

1,647

10,141

5,213

3,445

1,322

161

1,242

63

 

(%)

(12.6)

(77.8)

(40.0)

(26.4)

(10.1)

(1.2)

(9.5)

* 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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Gwangju City

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Daejeon City

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[Table 4: Age distribution of severe cases]

 

6.21

6.22

6.23

6.24

6.25

6.26

6.27

6.28

6.29

6.30

7.1

7.2

7.3

7.4

Total

34

34

37

38

37

35

30

32

32

32

33

34

34

30

Severe

17

17

18

17

19

15

12

13

13

11

13

16

13

11

Very severe

17

17

19

21

18

20

18

19

19

21

20

18

21

19

 

Total

Severe

(

%

)

Very severe

(

%

)

Total

30

11

(

100.0

)

19

(

100.0

)

80 and above

8

1

(

9.1

)

7

(

36.8

)

70-79

11

5

(

45.5

)

6

(

31.6

)

60-69

4

2

(

18.2

)

2

(

10.5

)

50-59

7

3

(

27.3

)

4

(

21.1

)

40-49

0

0

(

0.0

)

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

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