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The updates on novel Coronavirus infection in Korea
  • Date2020-02-02 13:34
  • Update2020-02-02 14:53
  • DivisionDivision of Risk assessment and International Cooperation
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The updates on novel Coronavirus infection in Korea

 

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) has confirmed three more cases of 2019 novel Coronavirus(2019-nCoV) on 2 February, 2020.

 

The 13th case, a 28-year-old Korean male, was one of the 368 Korean nationals evacuated from Wuhan through the charted flight on 31 January. All of the returned people were tested, and only he was confirmed positive of 2019-nCoV. The rest of them were tested negative. The case is currently being isolated at the national designated isolation hospital.

 

- Another charted flight for the second evacuation arrived on 1 February. Seven had the symptoms, but they were tested negative. The rest of the returned people are currently being tested.

 

The 14th case, a 40-year-old Chinese female, is a family member of 12th case. She was confirmed while in self-quarantine and epidemiological investigation is on-going.

 

The 15th case, a 43-year-old Korean male, returned from 20 January. He was under active monitoring since he was on the same flight as the 4th case. He developed respiratory symptoms on 1 February and confirmed positive.

 

As of 2 February, 2020, there have been 429 PUIs with 15 confirmed cases, 327 cases released after tested negative, and 87 cases currently being tested. The confirmed cases are overall in stable condition. A total of 683 contacts are closely monitored at the moment.

Period

Total

Confirmed cases

Patient Under Investigation(PUI)

Sub-total

isolated

released

3 Jan - 2 Feb

429

15

414

87

327

 

KCDC has also released the results of epidemiological investigation on 8th and 12th cases.

 

The 8th case has 72 contacts, three of which are Patient Under Investigation(PUIs) with two confirmed cases and one currently being tested. Other contacts are in self-quarantine. The 8th case is an acquaintance of the 7th case, and they sat next to each other on the flight returning to Korea. Epidemiological investigation on the passengers and flight attendants are underway. She went to health facility, restaurant, and supermarket after having the symptoms, and the environmental disinfection on them is currently being conducted.

 

The 12th case has 138 contacts, one of which, his family member, was confirmed positive and isolated at the national designated isolation hospital. The other contacts are being closely monitored. Additional investigation on the contacts and the places he visited is underway.

 

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