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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 13 September
  • Date2020-09-13 16:52
  • Update2020-09-13 16:55
  • DivisionDirector for International Affairs
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Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea


13 September, 2020



□  As of 0:00, 13 September 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 22,176 (including 3,003 imported cases), of which 18,226 cases have been discharged from isolation. There are 99 new local cases, 22 new imported cases, and 3 new deaths.


Overall case and test status, as of 0:00, 13 September (cumulative since 3 January 2020)

 

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

12 September (Sat)

2,135,457

22,055

18,029

3,671

355

27,826

2,085,576

As of 0:00

13 September (Sun)

2,143,270

22,176

18,226

3,592

358

27,705

2,093,389

Difference

+7,813

+121

+197

-79

+3

-121

+7,813

* Based on case data reported to the KCDA

** Testing in progress includes number of completed tests with negative results that are being recorded with delays

Figures subject to correction based on findings from epidemiological investigations


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□  Major local clusters as of 12:00 today (13 September):
  * The specific figures below may differ from the daily reported statistics or figures disclosed by local municipalities due to factors such as report timing and differences in the time period considered


 ○ Related to August 15 Seoul rallies, 12 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 577 cases have been confirmed.
  - Rally related (212), further transmissions (313), police (8), under investigation (44)
  - 267 cases total in capital area (Seoul, Incheon, and Gyeonggi)
  - 310 cases total in other areas


 ○ Related to Severance Hospital in Seodaemun-gu, Seoul City, 6 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 29 cases have been confirmed.


 ○ Related to an online hiking group in the greater capital area, 3 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 38 cases have been confirmed.


 ○ Related to TR Innovation / Sara Queen (door-to-door sales business), 1 additional case was confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 14 cases have been confirmed.


 ○ Related to health supplement business seminar in Daejeon City, 1 additional case was confirmed. In total, 55 cases have been confirmed.
  - Health supplement seminar (18), Gyeryong Restaurant (22), Wellbeing Sauna (8), forex trading seminar (8)


 ○ Related to Yeonje-gu Officetel (real estate auction) in Busan, it has been reported that the cluster has some degree of linkage between the Hyundai Heavy Industry and the real estate community cases as the result of the epidemiological investigation. In total, 40 cases have been confirmed.


 ○ Related to Chilgok-gun Sanyangsam business consultation in Gyeongbuk province, 5 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 13 cases have been confirmed.


 ○ Related to Seomgim elderly day care center in Geumsan-gun, Choongnam province, 1 additional case was confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 11 cases have been confirmed.


□  Imported cases as of 0:00, 13 September:
 ○ 22 new imported cases
  - 7 confirmed at the point of entry and 15 were confirmed in the community while in mandatory self-quarantine after arrival
  - 9 Korean nationals and 13 foreign nationals


 ○ Infection acquisition location (presumed):
  - Asia excluding China: india 4, Japan 1, Kazakhstan 1, Philippines 3, Russia 1, UAE 1, Uzbekistan 7
  - Europe: Hungary 1
  - Americas: Brazil 1, Peru 2


□  Because of the higher risk of developing severe symptoms if infected, particular caution is advised for the elderly population and facilities commonly used by the elderly.
  ○ Religious facilities:
   - No in-person events including regular worship service
   - No in-person social gathering, events, or eating together


  ○ Door-to-door sales / multilevel marketing / investment firms / health supplement sales businesses:
   - The middle aged and elderly are advised to avoid business seminars or information sessions related to door-to-door sales, real estate investment, virtual currency, or health supplement businesses.


  ○ Healthcare facilities and care facilities commonly used by the elderly:
   - Strict entry/exit control
   - Staff of such facilities should try to avoid social gatherings or visiting publicly used facilities
   - If a resident/patient shows symptoms, help them to get tested as soon as possible
   - Mask wearing and other prevention measures


  ○ General guidance:
   - Stay home as much as possible and avoid contact with others
   - Wear mask if going out
   - Visit screening clinic to get treated/tested immediately if feeling sick


□  KCDA stressed the importance of public participation in containing the COVID-19 outbreak and requested the public for continued support of and participation in social distancing guidelines.


Public Guidance for Level 2 Social Distancing
➀ Do not go to work if feeling sick
 - Call KCDA call center by dialing 1339 or contact local public health center or screening clinic
➁ Postpone or cancel non-essential outings, social gatherings, events, or travel
 - Essential travel includes getting medical care, buying necessities, or to going to work
 - At restaurants or cafes, order takeout rather than dining in
 - Home training or outdoor exercising is recommended in place of going to gyms
 - For social activities, utilize PC or smartphones to have online meetings
 - Use online shopping over physical stores
➂ If going out, wear mask and follow infection prevention guidelines
 - Do not visit crowded, confined, or close-contact places with poor ventilation
 - Wear mask indoors as well as outdoors whenever 2m distancing can’t be maintained
 - Ensure mask covers mouth and nose completely and do not touch mask
 - Keep mask on except to drink or eat
 - Maintain physical distance from other people (2m recommended, 1m minimum)
 - No droplet-producing activities such as shouting, singing out loud, or chanting
 - No physical contact with others such as handshakes or hugs


Guidance on proper mask wearing
   ▴Wear mask when going out
   ▴Mask should cover mouth and nose completely
   ▴Do not touch mask surface with hands
   ▴Keep mask on at all times except while eating or drinking


Guidance for managers and staff of facilities used by the elderly
   ▴Do not visit publicly used facilities such as cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs, singing rooms, and PC cafes
   ▴Cancel or postpone travel plans or social gatherings
   ▴Do not go to work if having suspected symptoms and get tested
   ▴Carefully follow infection prevention guidelines including mask wearing and hand washing while at work
   ▴Restrict access of outsiders
   ▴Disinfect frequently touched surfaces often
   ▴Ventilate often including while air conditioner is on
   ▴If an inpatient or resident shows fever, cough, or other suspected symptoms, help them to get tested as soon as possible

 


REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION AND EPIDEMIOLOGICAL LINKS OF CONFIRMED CASES

 

Region

Confirmed cases

Other major clusters

Total

Imported cases

Clusters

Other*

Under investigation

New cases

Sub-

total

Shin-

cheonji cluster

Other local clusters

Related to imported cases

Seoul

4,670

400

2,631

8

2,552

71

772

867

31

Past large clusters:

Seongbuk-gu Sarang Jeil Church (1,165)

Nightclubs (277)

Richway (208)

Guro-gu call center (170)

Coupang fulfillment center (152)

Gwangju door-to-door sales (150)

Fitness/sport facility in Cheonan (123)

Newly planted churches group (119)

 

Recent clusters:

August 15 Seoul rallies

Nichiren Shoshu Seoul Mission

Guro-gu apartments / Geumcheon-gu livestock business

Indoor fitness facility in Wonju

Severance Hospital

Coupang Songpa 2 Camp

Online hiking group

Donggwangju Table Tennis Club in Gwangju

BF Mobile Telemarketing Call Center

Suncheonhyang University Cheonan Hospital

Hyemin Hospital

Yeonje-gu officetel (real estate auction)

In The Light Church

Anyang/Gunpo social gathering

Kimchi factory in Cheongyang-gun

Seohaero Church

Busan

354

46

217

12

150

55

44

47

3

Daegu

7,108

76

5,346

4,512

830

4

941

745

14

Incheon

824

92

562

2

552

8

89

81

3

Gwangju

478

50

334

9

319

6

63

31

3

Daejeon

341

26

162

2

160

0

106

47

2

Ulsan

140

36

63

16

43

4

28

13

7

Sejong

70

9

47

1

45

1

10

4

0

Gyeonggi

3,903

538

2,213

29

2,118

66

620

532

32

Gangwon

216

26

131

17

113

1

35

24

1

Chung-

buk

147

29

68

6

55

7

26

24

0

Chung-

nam

434

51

241

0

240

1

80

62

11

Jeonbuk

99

34

33

1

32

0

22

10

2

Jeonnam

166

33

76

1

73

2

45

12

0

Gyeong-

buk

1,487

51

1,102

566

536

0

199

135

2

Gyeong-

nam

268

70

159

32

124

3

16

23

3

Jeju

53

18

11

0

10

1

18

6

0

Ports of Entry

1,418

1,418

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

Total

22,176

3,003

13,396

5,214

7,952

230

3,114

2,663

121

(%)

(13.5)

(60.4)

(23.5)

(35.9)

(1.0)

(14.0)

(12.0)

* Includes contacts of confirmed cases

The interim classification is based on the reporting location, which may change depending on further epidemiological investigation.

 


 

AGE DISTRIBUTION OF SEVERE CASES

 

8.31

9.1

9.2

9.3

9.4

9.5

9.6

9.7

9.8

9.9

9.10

9.11

9.12

9.13

Total

79

104

123

154

157

159

163

162

150

154

169

175

164

157

Severe

47

69

83

101

101

98

101

101

92

89

97

92

89

86

Very severe

32

35

40

53

56

61

62

61

58

65

72

83

75

71

* 1 case removed due to reclassification of severity

 

 

Total

Severe

(

%

)

Critical

(

%

)

Total

157

86

(

100

)

71

(

100

)

80 and above

36

27

(

31.4

)

9

(

12.7

)

70-79

63

23

(

26.7

)

40

(

56.3

)

60-69

38

23

(

26.7

)

15

(

21.1

)

50-59

14

9

(

10.5

)

5

(

7.0

)

40-49

5

3

(

3.5

)

2

(

2.8

)

30-39

1

1

(

1.2

)

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

)


 

CONFIRMED CASES BY GENDER AND AGE GROUP

 

New cases

(%)

Total cases

(%)

Incidence rate*

(per 100,000)

Total

121

(100)

22,176

(100)

42.77

Sex

Male

63

(52.07)

10,126

(45.66)

39.15

Female

58

(47.93)

12,050

(54.34)

46.37

Age

80 or above

4

(3.31)

905

(4.08)

47.65

70-79

12

(9.92)

1,722

(7.77)

47.74

60-69

30

(24.79)

3,455

(15.58)

54.46

50-59

19

(15.70)

4,080

(18.40)

47.08

40-49

11

(9.09)

2,957

(13.33)

35.25

30-39

14

(11.57)

2,727

(12.30)

38.71

20-29

24

(19.83)

4,567

(20.59)

67.10

10-19

3

(2.48)

1,233

(5.56)

24.96

0-9

4

(3.31)

530

(2.39)

12.78

* Total (cumulative) number of cases reported since January 2020 by sex and age / Population by sex and age (based on resident registration data of the Ministry of the Interior as of January 2020)

 



DEATHS BY GENDER AND AGE GROUP

 

New deaths

(%)

Total deaths

(%)

Case fatality rate (%)

Total

3

(100)

358

(100)

1.61

Sex

Male

1

(33.33)

187

(52.23)

1.85

Female

2

(66.67)

171

(47.77)

1.42

Age

80 or above

2

(66.67)

183

(51.12)

20.22

70-79

1

(33.33)

110

(30.73)

6.39

60-69

0

-

42

(11.73)

1.22

50-59

0

-

17

(4.75)

0.42

40-49

0

-

4

(1.12)

0.14

30-39

0

-

2

(0.56)

0.07

20-29

0

-

0

-

-

10-19

0

-

0

-

-

0-9

0

-

0

-

-

* Case fatality rate (CFR) = Number of deaths / Number of confirmed cases x 100



IMPORTED CONFIRMED CASES



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NEW CASES (LAST 2 WEEKS) BY CHAIN OF TRANSMISSION


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