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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 3 April
  • Date2020-04-03 17:54
  • Update2020-04-03 18:01
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Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea


3 April 2020


 

As of 0:00, 3 April 2020, a total of 10,062 cases (including 647 imported cases) have been confirmed, of which 6,021 cases have been discharged from isolation. Newly confirmed cases are 86 in total.

 

[Table 1. Total confirmed and suspected cases]

Period

(since 3 Jan)

Total

Tested positive

Being tested

Tested negative

Confirmed

Discharged

Isolated

Deceased

As of 0:00

2 April (Thurs)

431,743

9,976

5,828

3,979

169

17,885

403,882

As of 0:00

3 April (Fri)

443,273

10,062

6,021

3,867

174

18,908

414,303

Difference

11,530

86

193

-112

5

1,023

10,421

 

Epidemiological links have been found for 83.0% of the total cases; 10.6% are either under investigation or sporadic cases. More details on the epidemiological links within each province or city are shown in Table 2.

 

From Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital in Gyeonggi Province, 5 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 27 cases (patients = 10; staff/workers = 10; family/visitors = 7) have been confirmed since 29 March. Inpatients are in cohort isolation. Contacts are in home quarantine. Investigation into chains of transmission and contacts is underway.

 

In Daegu, from Second Mi-Ju Hospital, 4 additional cases (total 151) were confirmed. From Daesil Convalescent Hospital, 2 additional cases (total 97) were confirmed. From Hanshin Hospital, 1 additional case was confirmed.

 

From Seo Convalescent Hospital in Gyeongbuk Province, 4 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 65 cases (patients = 48; staff/workers = 15; other contacts = 2) have been confirmed since 19 March. (The figures on Table 2 may differ as the table is based on cases reported to KCDC prior to 0:00 of 3 April.)

 

 

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases around the world and the rise in imported cases, Korea implemented stronger infectious disease control measures for inbound travelers starting 1 April.

 

Imported cases in Korea (as of 0:00, 3 April 2020)

 

Total

Region/Country

Where confirmed

Nationality

China

Asia ex-China

Europe

America

Africa

Airport

Community

Korean

Other

New

38

0

3

20

15

0

22

16

36

2

Total

647

17

71

338

218

3

264

383

595

52

(2.6%)

(11.0%)

(52.2%)

(33.7%)

(0.5%)

(40.8%)

(59.2%)

(92.0%)

(8.0%)

* Figures may change based on findings from ongoing local epidemiological investigation efforts.

 

 

 

All inbound travelers entering Korea are required to undergo temperature checks and submit health condition questionnaire.

 

All symptomatic inbound travelers will be tested and wait for the results in airport quarantine station. Persons who test positive will be transferred to hospital or living treatment center. Persons who test negative will be required to home quarantine for 14 days.

 

All asymptomatic inbound travelers will be required to home quarantine for 14 days. Foreigners on short-term visits (who do not have a home in Korea) will be quarantined at facility. Foreigners who boarded from Europe will be tested at airport.

 

Persons arriving from overseas should return home straight after arriving at the airport. They should travel in their own vehicle or designated airport limousine bus or designated KTX train (reserved specifically for this purpose). They are required to sanitize their hands and wear a facemask during movement.

 

The persons under self-quarantine (home quarantine) are required to follow the self-quarantine guidelines provided. They must not share their utensils, towels and other personal belongings with their family, refrain from coming in contact with family members, roommates, or cohabitants. Family members, roommates, or cohabitants should wear a facemask and keep 2 meter distance from the person under self-quarantine, ventilate the living space frequently, and clean all frequently touched surfaces often. If they notice suspected symptoms develop (fever, cough, sore throat, muscle pain, shortness of breath, etc.) they must contact the designated public official or use the self-quarantine app to notify their symptoms and be tested.

 

The Korean government is promoting the Enhanced Social Distancing campaign from 22 March to 5 April. In light of the recent outbreaks related to religious events, the KCDC asked people to practice extra precaution in relation to religious events this weekend.

 

For example, although Manmin Central Church in Seoul moved to online livestreamed service since 6 March, 400 contacts emerged from people who were working to prepare/facilitate online worship, 41 of whom (10%) were confirmed with COVID-19. Also from around 140 contacts, 4 were confirmed.

 

From Kyuam Church in Chungnam Province (which still continued to gather for Sunday service despite social distancing recommendations), 7 members have been confirmed.

 

KCDC advised people to stay home as much as possible during the weekend, refrain from engaging in activities that make it easy to come in close contact with other people in an enclosed space, and maintain good personal hygiene including washing hands and covering coughs/sneezes.


Call to actions for all citizens

 

Cancel or postpone all non-essential gatherings, dining out, social events, and travel plans.

* There have been numerous reports overseas of transmission by eating together. All meetings and events involving sharing a meal should especially be postponed or canceled.

 

If you have fever, cough, sore throat, muscle pain, or other respiratory symptoms, do not go to work. Stay home and get sufficient rest.

 

Avoid leaving home except to purchase necessities, to get medical care, or to go to work.

 

Avoid handshakes and other forms of physical contact. Keep a 2-meter distance from each other.

 

Wash your hands, cover up your sneezes/coughs, and generally maintain strict personal hygiene.

 

Disinfect and ventilate your space every day.

 

 



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



Region

Confirmed cases

Other major clusters

Total

Imported cases

Clusters

Other*

New cases

Sub-

total

Shin-

cheonji

Small clusters

Contacts of confirmed cases

Imported cases

Seoul

506

148

319

7

239

31

42

39

18

Guro-gu call center (98), Dong-an Church-PC Cafe (20), Manmin Central Church (38), etc.

Busan

122

12

80

12

50

18

0

30

0

Onchun Church (32), Suyeong-gu Kindergarten (5), etc.

Daegu

6,734

7

5,986

4,478

582

923

3

741

9

Second Mi-Ju Hospital (151), Hansarang Convalescent Hospital (123), Daesil Convalescent Hospital (97), etc.

Incheon

74

27

43

2

33

4

4

4

1

Guro-gu call center (20), etc.

Gwangju

26

9

16

9

0

1

6

1

1

 

Daejeon

36

6

21

2

11

8

0

9

0

Korea Forest Engineer Institute (3), etc.

Ulsan

40

9

24

16

1

4

3

7

0

 

Sejong

46

3

42

1

38

3

0

1

0

Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (30), gym facilities (8)

Gyeonggi

539

107

389

29

274

63

23

43

23

Grace River Church in Seongnam (72), Guro-gu call center-Bucheon SaengMyeongSu Church (48), Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital (19), etc.

Gangwon

41

8

25

17

6

2

0

8

2

Apartments in Wonju City (3), etc.

Chung-
buk

45

4

32

6

18

6

2

9

1

Goesan-gun Jangyeon-myeon (11)

Chung-
nam

134

8

119

0

118

1

0

7

1

Gym facilities in Cheonan (103), research center in Seosan (8), etc.

Jeon-

buk

15

6

3

1

2

0

0

6

1

 

Jeon-
nam

15

6

7

1

3

2

1

2

1

Manmin Central Church (2)

Gyeong-
buk

1,309

7

1,168

562

413

192

1

134

5

Cheongdo Daenam Hospital (120), Bonghwa Pureun Nursing Home (68), pilgrimage to Israel (49), Gyeongsan Seo Convalescent Hospital (58), etc.

Gyeong-
nam

107

11

78

32

41

5

0

18

1

Geochang Church (10), Geochang Woongyang-myeon (8), Wings Tower (7), etc.

Jeju

9

5

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

 

Airport

264

264

0

0

0

0

0

0

22

 

Total

10,062

647

8,349

5,176

1,825

1,263

85

1,066

86

 

(6.4)

(83.0)

(51.4)

(18.1)

(12.6)

(0.8)

(10.6)

* 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.




Nationwide case trends:

 

[Figures 1-2: Daily and total confirmed cases and their status]


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[Figure 3: Distribution of confirmed cases based on location reported]

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Case distribution data:

 

[Table 3: Confirmed cases by region]


 

Total

City

Seoul

Busan

Daegu

Incheon

Gwangju

Daejeon

Ulsan

Sejong

Isolated


3,867

375

31

2,179

53

11

18

18

34

Discharged

6,021

131

88

4,434

21

15

18

21

12

Deceased

174

0

3

121

0

0

0

1

0

Subtotal

10,062

506

122

6,734

74

26

36

40

46

(Change)

(86)

(18)

-

(9)

(1)

(1)

-

-

-

 

Province

Other

Gyeonggi

Gangwon

Chung-buk

Chung-

nam

Jeon-

buk

Jeon-

nam

Gyeong-

buk

Gyeong-nam

Jeju

Airport screening

Isolated

347

17

20

37

8

12

402

36

6

263

Discharged

186

23

25

97

7

3

865

71

3

1

Deceased

6

1

0

0

0

0

42

0

0

0

Subtotal

539

41

45

134

15

15

1,309

107

9

264

(Change)

(23)

(2)

(1)

(1)

(1)

(1)

(5)

(1)

-

(22)

 

[Table 4: Case distribution and incidence rate by region]


 

Region

# of cases

(%)

Incidence rate (per 0.1M)

Region

# of cases

(%)

Incidence rate (per 0.1M)

Seoul

506

(5.03)

5.20

Gyeonggi

539

(5.36)

4.07

Busan

122

(1.21)

3.58

Gangwon

41

(0.41)

2.66

Daegu

6,734

(66.93)

276.38

Chungbuk

45

(0.45)

2.81

Incheon

74

(0.74)

2.50

Chungnam

134

(1.33)

6.31

Gwangju

26

(0.26)

1.78

Jeonbuk

15

(0.15)

0.83

Daejeon

36

(0.36)

2.44

Jeonnam

15

(0.15)

0.80

Ulsan

40

(0.40)

3.49

Gyeongbuk

1,309

(13.01)

49.16

Sejong

46

(0.46)

13.44

Gyeongnam

107

(1.06)

3.18

Airport Screening

264

(2.62)

-

Jeju

9

(0.09)

1.34

 

 

 

 

Total

10,062

(100)

19.41

 


[Figures 4-7: Daily case trends by region (Daegu, Gyeongbuk, Seoul, Gyeonggi)]


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[Table 5: Case distribution by gender and age group]


 

Confirmed Cases

(%)

Deaths

(%)

Fatality rate (%)

Total

10,062

(100)

174

(100)

1.73

Sex

Male

4,013

(39.88)

92

(52.87)

2.29

Female

6,049

(60.12)

82

(47.13)

1.36

Age

80 and above

456

(4.53)

86

(49.43)

18.86

70-79

668

(6.64)

49

(28.16)

7.34

60-69

1,266

(12.58)

24

(13.79)

1.90

50-59

1,887

(18.75)

12

(6.90)

0.64

40-49

1,350

(13.42)

2

(1.15)

0.15

30-39

1,052

(10.46)

1

(0.57)

0.10

20-29

2,734

(27.17)

0

(0.00)

-

10-19

528

(5.25)

0

(0.00)

-

0-9

121

(1.20)

0

(0.00)

-

 


[Figures 8-9: Case distribution by gender and age group]


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[Table 6: Age distribution of severe cases]



Age group

Total

Severe

(

%

)

Very severe

(

%

)

Total

80

30

(

100.0

)

50

(

100.0

)

80 and above

20

13

(

43.3

)

7

(

14.0

)

70-79

29

8

(

26.7

)

21

(

42.0

)

60-69

20

4

(

13.3

)

16

(

32.0

)

50-59

8

4

(

13.3

)

4

(

8.0

)

40-49

1

0

(

0.0

)

1

(

2.0

)

30-39

1

1

(

3.3

)

0

(

0.0

)

20-29

1

0

(

0.0

)

1

(

2.0

)

10-19

0

0

(

0.0

)

0

(

0.0

)

0-9

0

0

(

0.0

)

0

(

0.0

)

 


[Figure 10: Incidence rate by age group (per 100,000)]

 


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[Figure 11: Weekly trend of imported cases]


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