The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 13 March
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Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea

13 March 2020



As of 0:00, 13 March 2020, a total of 7,979 cases have been confirmed with 510 cases discharged from isolation. The regional distribution of the confirmed cases are as follows:



 

 

City

 

Total

Seoul

Busan

Daegu

Incheon

Gwangju

Daejeon

Ulsan

Sejong

isolated

7,402

185

64

5,629

23

11

18

24

32

discharged

510

40

36

251

4

4

4

3

0

deceased

67

0

0

48

0

0

0

0

0

Total

7,979

225

100

5,928

27

15

22

27

32

 

Province

 

Gyeonggi

Gangwon

Chung

-buk

Chung

-nam

Jeon

-buk

Jeon

-nam

Gyeong-buk

Gyeong-nam

Jeju

isolated

152

22

23

108

3

3

1,028

74

3

discharged

31

6

4

7

4

1

103

11

1

deceased

2

1

0

0

0

0

16

0

0

Total

185

29

27

115

7

4

1,147

85

4

 


 

Epidemiological links have been found for 79.8% of the total cases; 20.2% are either under investigation or sporadic cases. More details on the epidemiological links within each province or city are shown in the Table 2 on the following page. Distribution of the cases by sex and age groups are as indicated in Table 1.

 

A current total of 109 confirmed cases have been reported from the call center located in Guro-gu, Seoul since 8 March. Epidemiological investigation and contact tracing are underway. There is 1 newly confirmed case from an office located on the 10th floor of the same building as the call center on the 11th floor. Diagnostic tests have been conducted for the residents of the studio apartments located on 13-18th floors. All of the 186 tests conducted so far have turned out negative.

 

26 cases have been confirmed in the city of Sejong, including 24 at the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. Epidemiological investigation and contact tracing are underway. Further tests are being conducted for staffs of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. Self-quarantine measures have been taken by the contacts of the confirmed cases.

 

The number of Shincheonji Daegu Church-related confirmed cases is showing a decline as KCDC’s investigation on the group comes to a close. However, as new cases are continuing to emerge in small clusters from businesses, churches, Internet cafes, and medical facilities, KCDC stressed the need for stronger prevention measures especially with public spaces and facilities used by many people.

 

KCDC urged everyone to keep strict adherence to personal hygiene and social distancing measures during the upcoming weekend, including fully covering sneezes and coughs with arm sleeves to prevent transmission via respiratory droplets and refraining from visiting closed community spaces or public gatherings.

 

KCDC also encouraged businesses and workplaces to adopt remote working environments for employees such as work-at-home and online collaboration. 


Extra care should be taken to keep clean any frequently used surfaces in living spaces. It is important to maintain proper ventilation of living spaces and maintain adequate exercise and healthy diet when staying at home. Individuals with fever or respiratory symptoms are advised to refrain from going to work or school and generally stay at home and watch their symptoms for the next 3-4 days.

 

[Table 1. Distribution of the cases by sex and age groups]


 

Confirmed cases

n (%)

Deaths

n (%)

Fatality rate %

Total

7,979

(100.0)

67

(100.0)

0.84

Sex

Male

3,043

(38.1)

39

(58.2)

1.28

Female

4,936

(61.9)

28

(41.8)

0.57

Age

Groups

80 and above

253

(3.2)

21

(31.3)

8.30

70-79

506

(6.3)

24

(35.8)

4.74

60-69

985

(12.3)

14

(20.9)

1.42

50-59

1,523

(19.1)

6

(9.0)

0.39

40-49

1,117

(14.0)

1

(1.5)

0.09

30-39

823

(10.3)

1

(1.5)

0.12

20-29

2,274

(28.5)

0

(0.0)

-

10-19

421

(5.3)

0

(0.0)

-

0-9

77

(1.0)

0

(0.0)

-

 

   

[Table 2. Regional distribution and epidemiological links of the confirmed cases]


Regions

Sub-total

Epidemiological links

Others*

Newly confirmed

n

(%)

Details

Seoul

225

170

(75.6%)

Guro-gu call center (74), Eunpyeong St. Mary’s Hospital (14), Seongdong-gu APT (13), Jongno-gu (10), Dong-an Church (9), Jung-gu fashion company (7), Shincheonji (6), etc.

55

(24.4%)

13

Busan

100

70

(70.0%)

Onchun Church (34), Shincheonji (10), Suyeong-gu Kindergarten (6), Haeundae-gu Catholic Church (6), Jin-gu private academy (4), Daenam Hospital (1), etc.

30

(30.0%)

1

Daegu

5,928

4,838

(81.6%)

Shincheonji (4,144), contacts of confirmed cases (692), Daenam Hospital (2)

1,090

(18.4%)

61

Incheon

27

24

(88.9%)

Guro-gu call center (17), contacts of confirmed cases (4), Shincheonji (2), existing imported cases (1)

3

(11.1%)

2

Gwangju

15

10

(66.7%)

Shincheonji (9), existing imported cases (1)

5

(33.3%)

0

Daejeon

22

12

(54.5%)

Contacts of confirmed cases (8), Shincheonji (2), Seosan research center (2)

10

(45.5%)

2

Ulsan

27

19

(70.4%)

Shincheonji (16), contacts of confirmed cases (3)

8

(29.6%)

2

Sejong

32

29

(90.6%)

Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (20), Gym facility (8), Shincheonji (1)

3

(9.4%)

17

Gyeonggi

185

143

(77.3%)

Shincheonji (27), Bundang Jesaeng Hospital (16), Guro-gu call center (18), Suwon Saeng Myeong Saem Church (10), existing imported cases (6), gym facility in Cheonan (2), etc.

42

(22.7%)

7

Gangwon

29

19

(65.5%)

Shincheonji (16), contacts of confirmed cases (3)

10

(34.5%)

0

Chung-
buk

27

25

(92.6%)

Shincheonji (10), Goesan-gun Jangyeon-myeon (11), contacts of confirmed cases (4)

2

(7.4%)

0

Chung-
nam

115

112

(97.4%)

Gym facility in Cheonan (104), Seosan research center (8)

3

(2.6%)

1

Jeon-buk

7

4

(57.1%)

Contacts of confirmed cases (2), existing imported cases (1), Shincheonji (1)

3

(42.9%)

0

Jeon-
nam

4

3

(75.0%)

Shincheonji (1), existing imported cases (1), contacts of confirmed cases (1)

1

(25.0%)

0

Gyeong-
buk

1,147

829

(72.3%)

Shincheonji (506), Daenam Hospital (119), Bonghwa Pureun Nursing Home (58), pilgrimage to Israel (49), Milal Shelter (25), Gyeongsan Seorin Nursing Home (21), Gyeongsan Jeil Silver Town (17), Gyeongsan Cham Joeun Community Center (15), etc.

318

(27.7%)

4

Gyeong-
nam

85

63

(74.1%)

Shincheonji (29), Geochang Church (10), Geochang Woongyang-myeon (8), Hanmaeum Changwon Hospital (7), Changnyeong coin karaoke (7), Busan Onchun Church (2)

22

(25.9%)

0

Jeju

4

-

-

 

4

(100.0%)

0

Total

7,979

6,370

(79.8%)

4,780 Shincheonji-related cases (59.9%)

1,609

(20.2%)

110

* Not classified into a cluster or under investigation

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


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