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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 16 September
  • Date2020-09-16 20:52
  • Update2020-09-16 20:55
  • Division국제협력담당관(Director for International Affairs)
  • Tel043-719-7753
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As of 0:00, 16 September 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 22,504 (including 3,038 imported cases), of which 19,310 cases have been discharged from isolation. There are 105 new local cases, 8 new imported cases, and 0 new deaths.

 



Local transmission cases, as of 0:00, 16 September (cumulative since 3 January 2020)

 

Total

City

Seoul

Busan

Daegu

Incheon

Gwangju

Daejeon

Ulsan

Sejong

New

105

49

4

4

8

2

1

0

0

Cumulative

19,466**

4,391**

319

7,037

758

434

319

105

61

 

Province

Gyeonggi

Gangwon

Chung-
buk

Chung-

nam

Jeon-

buk

Jeon-

nam

Gyeong-

buk

Gyeong-nam

Jeju

New

24

0

2

2

5

0

2

2

0

Cumulative

3,450

191

122

395

71

133

1,439

203

38

** One case previously classified as a local transmission case has been reclassified as imported case (Uzbekistan) based on new findings from epidemiological investigation

Imported cases, as of 0:00, 16 September (cumulative since 3 January 2020)

 

Total

Region/Country

Where confirmed

Nationality

China

Asia ex-China

Europe

America

Africa

Oceania

Point of Entry

Community

Korean

Other

New

8

0

3

2

2

1

0

2

6

5

3

Total

3,038***

23

1,442***

558

918

83

14

1,430

1,608***

1,888***

1,150

(0.8%)

(47.5%)

(18.3%)

(30.2%)

(2.7%)

(0.5%)

(47.1%)

(52.9%)

(62.1%)

(37.9%)

Asia excluding China: India 2, Uzbekistan 1 / Europe: Hungary 1, Turkey 1 / America: US 2 / Africa: Ethiopia 1

 

Case status, as of 0:00, 16 September (cumulative since 3 January 2020)

 

Discharged from isolation

Under isolation

Severe/critical cases

Deceased

As of 0:00

15 September (Tue)

18,878

3,146

158

367

As of 0:00

16 September (Wed)

19,310

2,827

160

367

Difference

(+)432

(-)319

(+)2

(+)0

* Based on case data reported to the KDCA

** Critical: patients treated with mechanical ventilator, ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation), CRRT (Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy) / Severe: patients treated with oxygen mask and high flow of oxygen therapy

Figures subject to correction based on findings from epidemiological investigations

 

Overall case and test status, as of 0:00, 16 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

15 September (Tue)

2,164,578

22,391

18,878

3,146

367

27,310

2,114,877

As of 0:00

16 September (Wed)

2,178,832

22,504

19,310

2,827

367

25,842

2,130,486

Difference

+14,254

+113

+432

-319

+0

-1,468

+15,609

 

* Based on case data reported to the KDCA

** 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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Regional distribution of cases, as of 0:00, 16 September (cumulative since 3 January 2020)

Region

New cases

Total cases

(%)

Incidence rate*

(per 100,000)

Local

Imported

Seoul

49

2

4,794

(21.30)

49.25

Busan

4

0

365

(1.62)

10.70

Daegu

4

0

7,116

(31.62)

292.06

Incheon

8

1

852

(3.79)

28.82

Gwangju

2

0

484

(2.15)

33.23

Daejeon

1

0

346

(1.54)

23.47

Ulsan

0

0

141

(0.63)

12.29

Sejong

0

0

70

(0.31)

20.45

Gyeonggi

24

2

3,998

(17.77)

30.17

Gangwon

0

0

217

(0.96)

14.09

Chungbuk

2

0

151

(0.67)

9.44

Chungnam

2

0

447

(1.99)

21.06

Jeonbuk

5

0

106

(0.47)

5.83

Jeonnam

0

0

166

(0.74)

8.90

Gyeongbuk

2

0

1,491

(6.63)

56.00

Gyeongnam

2

1

274

(1.22)

8.15

Jeju

0

0

56

(0.25)

8.35

Border

Screening

0

2

1,430

(6.35)

-

Total

105

8

22,504

(100)

43.40

 

 

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

* Incidence rate based on the number of confirmed cases with the address of the reporting institution

 

Major local clusters as of 12:00 today (16 September 2020)

Cluster

Location

New cases

Total cases

Note

August 15 Seoul rallies

Seoul

4

585

Rally related (216)

Additional transmission (321)

Police (8)

Under investigation (40)

K Health Industries

Seoul

7

21

Staff (9)

Visitor (1)

Family/friends (11)

Woori Church

Seoul (Songpa-gu)

1

11

Church related (6)

Family/friends (5)

Ebada

(cosmetic sales business)

Seoul

1

7

Staff (3)

Family/friends (4)

Bakaewon (mental health care facility)

Seoul

2

3

Staff (3)

Online hiking group

Greater Seoul Area

4

47

Participants (19)

Family/friends (19)

Others (9)

Day care center

Gyeonggi Province

2

20

Users (9)

Staff (3)

Resident’s family (8)

Panax ginseng business seminar

Gyeongbuk Province

4

21

Seminar participants (16)

Gathering in Busan (3)

Gathering in Daegu (2)

Dongiksan Marriage Consulting

Jeonbuk Province

4

5

Staff (1)

Visitor (4)

* The specific figures 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

 

 

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

4,794

403

2,659

8

2,579

72

827

905

51

Past large clusters:

Sarang Jeil Church (1168)

Aug 15 Seoul rallies (582)

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:

Health supplement seminar

Woori Church

K Health Industries

Online hiking group

Ginseng business seminar

Snack bar in Anyang

Kimchi factory in Cheongyang-gun

Seohaero Church

Incheon Seo-gu Office

Anyang/Gunpo social gathering

TR Innovation / Sara Queen

Severance Hospital

Nichiren Shoshu Seoul Mission

Coupang Songpa 2 Camp

Jongno-gu Office worker

Busan

365

46

222

12

155

55

48

49

4

Daegu

7,116

79

5,361

4,512

845

4

928

748

4

Incheon

852

94

567

2

557

8

99

92

9

Gwangju

484

50

344

9

329

6

59

31

2

Daejeon

346

27

165

2

163

0

106

48

1

Ulsan

141

36

64

16

44

4

28

13

0

Sejong

70

9

47

1

45

1

10

4

0

Gyeonggi

3,998

548

2,236

29

2,141

66

655

559

26

Gangwon

217

26

132

17

114

1

35

24

0

Chung-

buk

151

29

68

6

55

7

30

24

2

Chung-

nam

447

52

247

0

246

1

85

63

2

Jeonbuk

106

35

33

1

32

0

26

12

5

Jeonnam

166

33

100

1

97

2

24

9

0

Gyeong-

buk

1,491

52

1,107

566

541

0

199

133

2

Gyeong-

nam

274

71

163

32

128

3

16

24

3

Jeju

56

18

11

0

10

1

21

6

0

Ports of Entry

1,430

1,430

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

Total

22,504

3,038

13,526

5,214

8,081

231

3,196

2,744

113

(%)

(13.5)

(60.1)

(23.2)

(35.9)

(1.0)

(14.2)

(12.2)

* 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

 

9.3

9.4

9.5

9.6

9.7

9.8

9.9

9.10

9.11

9.12

9.13

9.14

9.15

9.16

Total

154

157

159

163

162

150

154

169

175

164

157

157

158

160

Severe

101

101

98

101

101

92

89

97

92

89

86

85

85

88

Very severe

53

56

61

62

61

58

65

72

83

75

71

72

73

72

 

 

 

Total

Severe

(

%

)

Critical

(

%

)

Total

160

88

(

100

)

72

(

100

)

80 and above

31

21

(

23.9

)

10

(

13.9

)

70-79

62

23

(

26.1

)

39

(

54.2

)

60-69

46

30

(

34.1

)

16

(

22.2

)

50-59

14

9

(

10.2

)

5

(

6.9

)

40-49

6

4

(

4.5

)

2

(

2.8

)

30-39

1

1

(

1.1

)

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

)

* Critical: patients treated with mechanical ventilator, ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation), CRRT (Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy)

* Severe: patients treated with oxygen mask and high flow oxygen therapy

* ICU treatment is decided based on the need for intensive care based on factors such as clinical condition and presence of any underlying medical condition and may differ from severe and critical case classification criteria. The number of severe/critical cases may not match the number of patients in ICU.

Confirmed cases by gender and age group

 

New cases

(%)

Total cases

(%)

Incidence rate*

(per 100,000)

Total

113

(100)

22,504

(100)

43.40

Sex

Male

67

(59.29)

10,292

(45.73)

39.79

Female

46

(40.71)

12,212

(54.27)

47.00

Age

80 or above

4

(3.54)

914

(4.06)

48.12

70-79

18

(15.93)

1,763

(7.83)

48.88

60-69

25

(22.12)

3,531

(15.69)

55.66

50-59

22

(19.47)

4,144

(18.41)

47.81

40-49

17

(15.04)

3,003

(13.34)

35.80

30-39

9

(7.96)

2,757

(12.25)

39.13

20-29

14

(12.39)

4,606

(20.47)

67.67

10-19

3

(2.65)

1,247

(5.54)

25.24

0-9

1

(0.88)

539

(2.40)

12.99

* 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

0

-

367

(100)

1.63

Sex

Male

0

-

192

(52.32)

1.87

Female

0

-

175

(47.68)

1.43

Age

80 or above

0

-

188

(51.23)

20.57

70-79

0

-

114

(31.06)

6.47

60-69

0

-

42

(11.44)

1.19

50-59

0

-

17

(4.63)

0.41

40-49

0

-

4

(1.09)

0.13

30-39

0

-

2

(0.54)

0.07

20-29

0

-

0

(0.00)

0.00

10-19

0

-

0

(0.00)

0.00

0-9

0

-

0

(0.00)

0.00

IMPORTED CONFIRMED CASES

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NEW CASES (LAST 2 WEEKS) BY CHAIN OF TRANSMISSION

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