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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 17 September
  • Date2020-09-17 18:15
  • Update2020-09-17 18:15
  • Division국제협력담당관(Director for International Affairs)
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□  As of 0:00, 17 September 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 22,657 (including 3,046 imported cases), of which 19,543 cases have been discharged from isolation. There are 145 new local cases, 8 new imported cases, and 5 new deaths.


 

Imported cases, as of 0:00, 17 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

6

0

2

0

0

2

6

5

3

Total

3,046***

23

1,449***

557***

920

83

14

1,432

1,614

1,893

1,153

(0.8%)

(47.5%)

(18.3%)

(30.2%)

(2.7%)

(0.5%)

(47.0%)

(53.0%)

(62.1%)

(37.9%)

Asia excluding China: Uzbekistan 4, Philippines 1, Indonesia 1 / America: US 1, Canada 1

*** 1 case changed from Turkey to Uzbekistan based on findings from epidemiological investigation

 

Case status, as of 0:00, 17 September (cumulative since 3 January 2020)

 

Discharged from isolation

Under isolation

Severe/critical cases

Deceased

As of 0:00

16 September (Wed)

19,310

2,827

160

367

As of 0:00

17 September (Thur)

19,543

2,742

160

372

Difference

(+)233

(-)85

-

(+)5

* 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, 17 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

16 September (Wed)

2,178,832

22,504

19,310

2,827

367

25,842

2,130,486

As of 0:00

17 September (Thur)

2,191,892

22,657

19,543

2,742

372

25,508

2,143,727

Difference

+13,060

+153

+233

-85

+5

-334

+13,241

 

* 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, 17 September (cumulative since 3 January 2020)

Region

New cases

Total cases

(%)

Incidence rate*

(per 100,000)

Local

Imported

Seoul

62

1

4,857

(21.44)

49.90

Busan

2

0

367

(1.62)

10.76

Daegu

2

0

7,118

(31.42)

292.14

Incheon

7

0

859

(3.79)

29.06

Gwangju

1

0

485

(2.14)

33.29

Daejeon

1

1

348

(1.54)

23.61

Ulsan

0

0

141

(0.62)

12.29

Sejong

0

0

70

(0.31)

20.45

Gyeonggi

52

2

4,052

(17.88)

30.58

Gangwon

0

0

217

(0.96)

14.09

Chungbuk

0

0

151

(0.67)

9.44

Chungnam

9

1

457

(2.02)

21.53

Jeonbuk

0

0

106

(0.47)

5.83

Jeonnam

0

1

167

(0.74)

8.96

Gyeongbuk

6

0

1,497

(6.61)

56.23

Gyeongnam

3

0

277

(1.22)

8.24

Jeju

0

0

56

(0.25)

8.35

Border

Screening

0

2

1,432

(6.32)

-

Total

145

8

22,657

(100)

43.70

 

 

* 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 (17 September 2020)

Cluster

Location

New cases

Total cases

Note

August 15 Seoul rallies

Seoul

19

604

Rally related (216)

Additional transmission (341)

Police (8)

Under investigation (39)

Severance Hospital

Seoul

14

46

Healthcare staff (1)

Other staff (17)

Patients (4)

Family/caregivers (24)

K Health Industries

Seoul

6

27

Staff (8)

Visitor (4)

Family/friends (15)

Day care center

Gyeonggi Province

1

21

Users (9)

Staff (3)

Resident’s family (9)

Nambu Church

Gyeonggi Province

14

15

Family (5)

Church members (7)

Church member’s friends/family (3)

Kia Motors

Gyeonggi Province

10

11

Family (4)

Staff (7)

Bakaewon

(mental health care facility)

Gyeonggi Province

10

11

Staff (3)

Family (1)

Residents (7)

Seoho Day Care Center

(facility for the disabled)

Gyeonggi Province

8

9

Family (3)

Staff (3)

Resident (1)

Friends (2)

Panax ginseng business seminar

Gyeongbuk Province

3

24

Seminar participants (16)

Gathering in Busan (4)

Gathering in Daegu (2)

Marine Science High School

Chungnam Province

4

5

Students (2)

Teachers (2)

School bus driver (1)

* 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

 

KDCA requests managers and staff of healthcare facilities and social welfare facilities to take particular precaution to prevent COVID-19 transmission.

 

There have been 13 clusters (311 cases) related to travel or social gatherings since August. KDCA asks the public to limit non-essential contact with other people including trying to avoid traveling to hometowns or visiting extended family during the upcoming Chuseok holidays.

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

4,857

404

2,663

8

2,583

72

857

933

63

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:

Seveance Hospital

K Health Industries

Ginseng business seminar

Bakaewon (mental health care facility)

Health supplement seminar

Woori Church

Online hiking group

Snack bar in Anyang

Kimchi factory in Cheongyang-gun

Seohaero Church

Incheon Seo-gu Office

Anyang/Gunpo social gathering

TR Innovation / Sara Queen

Nichiren Shoshu Seoul Mission

Coupang Songpa 2 Camp

 

Busan

367

46

225

12

158

55

47

49

2

Daegu

7,118

79

5,362

4,512

846

4

928

749

2

Incheon

859

94

568

2

558

8

103

94

7

Gwangju

485

50

372

9

357

6

33

30

1

Daejeon

348

28

165

2

163

0

107

48

2

Ulsan

141

36

64

16

44

4

28

13

0

Sejong

70

9

47

1

45

1

10

4

0

Gyeonggi

4,052

550

2,254

29

2,159

66

671

577

54

Gangwon

217

26

132

17

114

1

35

24

0

Chung-

buk

151

29

68

6

55

7

30

24

0

Chung-

nam

457

53

247

0

246

1

87

70

10

Jeonbuk

106

35

37

1

36

0

22

12

0

Jeonnam

167

34

101

1

98

2

23

9

1

Gyeong-

buk

1,497

52

1,108

566

542

0

203

134

6

Gyeong-

nam

277

71

163

32

128

3

17

26

3

Jeju

56

18

11

0

10

1

21

6

0

Ports of Entry

1,432

1,432

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

Total

22,657

3,046

13,587

5,214

8,142

231

3,222

2,802

153

(%)

(13.4)

(60.0)

(23.0)

(35.9)

(1.0)

(14.2)

(12.4)

* 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

 

9.4

9.5

9.6

9.7

9.8

9.9

9.10

9.11

9.12

9.13

9.14

9.15

9.16

9.17

Total

157

159

163

162

150

154

169

175

164

157

157

158

160

160

Severe

101

98

101

101

92

89

97

92

89

86

85

85

88

84

Very severe

56

61

62

61

58

65

72

83

75

71

72

73

72

76

 

 

 

Total

Severe

(

%

)

Critical

(

%

)

Total

160

84

(

100

)

76

(

100

)

80 and above

27

14

(

16.7

)

13

(

17.1

)

70-79

65

26

(

31.0

)

39

(

51.3

)

60-69

46

30

(

35.7

)

16

(

21.1

)

50-59

15

10

(

11.9

)

5

(

6.6

)

40-49

6

3

(

3.6

)

3

(

3.9

)

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

)

* 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

153

(100)

22,657

(100)

43.70

Sex

Male

74

(48.37)

10,366

(45.75)

40.08

Female

79

(51.63)

12,291

(54.25)

47.30

Age

80 or above

4

(2.61)

918

(4.05)

48.34

70-79

17

(11.11)

1,780

(7.86)

49.35

60-69

27

(17.65)

3,558

(15.70)

56.08

50-59

36

(23.53)

4,180

(18.45)

48.23

40-49

20

(13.07)

3,023

(13.34)

36.03

30-39

11

(7.19)

2,768

(12.22)

39.29

20-29

25

(16.34)

4,631

(20.44)

68.04

10-19

8

(5.23)

1,255

(5.54)

25.40

0-9

5

(3.27)

544

(2.40)

13.11

* 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

5

(100)

372

(100)

1.64

Sex

Male

3

(60.00)

195

(52.42)

1.88

Female

2

(40.00)

177

(47.58)

1.44

Age

80 or above

5

(100)

193

(51.88)

21.02

70-79

0

-

114

(30.65)

6.40

60-69

0

-

42

(11.29)

1.18

50-59

0

-

17

(4.57)

0.41

40-49

0

-

4

(1.08)

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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