324 additional cases have been confirmed
  • Date2020-08-21 13:41
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Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea


21 August 2020



As of 0:00, 21 August 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 16,670 (including 2,697 imported cases), of which 14,120 cases have been discharged from isolation. There are 315 new local cases, 9 new imported cases, and 2 new deaths.

 

Local transmission cases, as of 0:00, 21 August (cumulative since 3 January 2020)

 

Total

City

Seoul

Busan

Daegu

Incheon

Gwangju

Daejeon

Ulsan

Sejong

New

315

125

8

4

17

5

6

1

3

Cumulative

13,973

2,246

210

6,897

385

213

164

40

49

 

Province

Gyeonggi

Gangwon

Chung-buk

Chung-

nam

Jeon-

buk

Jeon-

nam

Gyeong-

buk

Gyeong-nam

Jeju

New

102

9

3

11

5

6

6

4

0

Cumulative

1,833

79

72

197

36

28

1,393

120

11

  


 Imported cases, as of 0:00, 21 August (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

9

0

5

0

3

1

0

3

6

5

4

Total

2,697

19

1,226

543

839

65

5

1,310

1,387

1,741

956

(0.7%)

(45.5%)

(20.1%)

(31.1%)

(2.4%)

(0.2%)

(48.6%)

(51.4%)

(64.6%)

(35.4%)

Asia excluding China: Philippines 3, Kazakhstan 2 / America: US 3 / Africa: Ethiopia 1


 

 

 Case status, as of 0:00, 21 August (cumulative since 3 January 2020)

 

Discharged from isolation

Under isolation

Severe/critical cases

Deceased

As of 0:00

20 August (Thu)

14,063

1,976

12

307

As of 0:00

21 August (Fri)

14,120

2,241

18

309

Difference

(+)57

(+)265

(+)6

(+)2


 

 Overall case and test status, as of 0:00, 20 August (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

20 August (Thu)

1,734,083

16,346

14,063

1,976

307

34,998

1,682,739

As of 0:00

21 August (Fri)

1,754,123

16,670

14,120

2,241

309

38,045

1,699,408

Difference

+20,040

+324

+57

+265

+2

+3,047

+16,669

 

* Based on case data reported to the KCDC

** 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



Regional distribution of cases, as of 0:00, 21 August (cumulative since 3 January 2020)

Region

New cases

Total cases

(%)

Incidence rate*

(per 100,000)

Local

Imported

Seoul

125

1

2,621

(15.72)

26.93

Busan

8

0

254

(1.52)

7.44

Daegu

4

0

6,963

(41.77)

285.78

Incheon

17

1

469

(2.81)

15.87

Gwangju

5

0

251

(1.51)

17.23

Daejeon

6

1

185

(1.11)

12.55

Ulsan

1

0

69

(0.41)

6.02

Sejong

3

0

56

(0.34)

16.36

Gyeonggi

102

1

2,307

(13.84)

17.41

Gangwon

9

0

104

(0.62)

6.75

Chungbuk

3

0

93

(0.56)

5.81

Chungnam

11

2

237

(1.42)

11.17

Jeonbuk

5

0

63

(0.38)

3.47

Jeonnam

6

0

53

(0.32)

2.84

Gyeongbuk

6

0

1,431

(8.58)

53.75

Gyeongnam

4

0

178

(1.07)

5.30

Jeju

0

0

26

(0.16)

3.88

Border

Screening

0

3

1,310

(7.86)

-

Total

315

9

16,670

(100)

32.15

 

 

* 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

 

 

 

 

Confirmed cases by gender and age group

New cases

(%)

Total cases

(%)

Incidence rate*

(per 100,000)

Total

324

(100)

16,670

(100)

32.15

Sex

Male

148

(45.68)

7,532

(45.18)

29.12

Female

176

(54.32)

9,138

(54.82)

35.17

Age

80 or above

6

(1.85)

651

(3.91)

34.28

70-79

34

(10.49)

1,143

(6.86)

31.69

60-69

74

(22.84)

2,342

(14.05)

36.92

50-59

61

(18.83)

2,991

(17.94)

34.51

40-49

42

(12.96)

2,233

(13.40)

26.62

30-39

40

(12.35)

2,111

(12.66)

29.96

20-29

42

(12.96)

3,921

(23.52)

57.61

10-19

19

(5.86)

961

(5.76)

19.45

0-9

6

(1.85)

317

(1.90)

7.64

* 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

2

(100)

309

(100)

1.85

Sex

Male

0

-

163

(52.75)

2.16

Female

2

(100)

146

(47.25)

1.60

Age

80 or above

0

-

153

(49.51)

23.50

70-79

2

(100)

93

(30.10)

8.14

60-69

0

-

41

(13.27)

1.75

50-59

0

-

16

(5.18)

0.53

40-49

0

-

4

(1.29)

0.18

30-39

0

-

2

(0.65)

0.09

20-29

0

-

0

(0.00)

0.00

10-19

0

-

0

(0.00)

0.00

0-9

0

-

0

(0.00)

0.00

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

 

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