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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 26 April
  • Date2020-04-26 15:56
  • Update2020-06-05 18:08
  • DivisionDivision of Risk assessment and International cooperation
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The Updates of COVID-19 in Republic of Korea

26 April, 2020



As of 0:00, 26 April 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 10,728 (including 1,037 imported cases), of which 8,717 cases have been discharged from isolation. Newly confirmed cases are 10 in total.

  

[Table 1. Total confirmed and suspected cases]

Period

(since 3 Jan)

Total

Tested positive (PCR)

Being tested

Tested negative

Confirmed

Discharged from isolation

Under isolation

Deceased

As of 0:00

25 April (Sat)

595,161

10,718

8,635

1,843

240

9,259

575,184

As of 0:00

26 April (S)

598,285

10,728

8,717

1,769

242

8,999

578,558

Difference

(+)3,124

(+)10

(+)82

(-)74

2

(-)260

(+)3,374

 

[Table 2. Imported cases in Korea (as of 0:00, 26 April 2020)]

 

Total

Region/Country

Where confirmed

Nationality

China

Asia ex-China

Europe

Americas

Africa

Australia

Point of Entry

Community

Korean

Other

New

9

0

3

3

3

0

0

1

8

8

1

Total

1,037

17

115

446

455

3

1

431

606

948

89

(1.6%)

(11.1%)

(43.0%)

(43.9%)

(0.3%)

(0.1%)

(41.6%)

(58.4%)

(91.4%)

(8.6%)

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

 

Epidemiological links have been found for 80.8% of the total cases; 9.6% are either under investigation or sporadic cases. More details on the epidemiological links within each province or city are shown in Table 3.

 

The case confirmed on 23 April in Daegu had visited Busan from 17 to 18 April. Contact tracing from the restaurants and accommodations the case visited is complete. Further epidemiological investigation and contact tracing on around 480 people, who had visited the same night clubs and bars as the case, are currently underway.

 

As of 0:00, 26 April, retested-positive (or re-positive) cases are 263 in total. Viral culture tests on these cases are currently on-going, which normally takes two weeks at maximum. No virus was cultured from the initial 6 samples; 59 other samples are undergoing the test. Furthermore, contact tracing on these re-positive cases is also underway to identify possibility of secondary infection. No new case has yet been confirmed that resulted from exposure to the re-positive cases (during the period in which they were re-positive). The contacts are still under monitoring.

 

Even though the number of new confirmed cases has been small lately, loosened social distancing could result in increase of contacts, which in turn lead to rapid surge of confirmed cases. Nightlife entertainment venues are recommended to refrain from operating as much as possible. Such venues that remain operating must comply with infection prevention/control measures including checking people for fever or respiratory symptoms and disinfecting/ventilating thoroughly. People in their twenties should be more precautious about infection considering that they show the highest number(27.4%, n = 2,940) of confirmed cases and they are actively engaged with social life.



[Table 3: 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

Other clusters

Contacts of confirmed cases

Imported cases

Seoul

629

248

357

8

262

18

69

24

0

Guro-gu call center (98), Dong-an Church-PC Cafe (20), Manmin Central Church (41), etc.

Busan

137

24

84

12

53

18

1

29

1

Onchun Church (39), Suyeong-gu Kindergarten (5), etc.

Daegu

6,846

18

6,103

4,510

662

927

4

725

1

Second Mi-Ju Hospital (196), Hansarang Convalescent Hospital (128), Daesil Convalescent Hospital (100), Fatima Hospital (37), etc.

Incheon

92

41

47

2

34

5

6

4

0

Guro-gu call center (20), etc.

Gwangju

30

14

16

9

0

1

6

0

0

 

Daejeon

40

10

21

2

11

8

0

9

0

Korea Forest Engineer Institute (3), etc.

Ulsan

43

12

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

668

158

468

29

320

57

62

42

6

Grace River Church in Seongnam (72), Guro-gu call center-Bucheon SaengMyeongSu Church (48), Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital (50), etc.

Gangwon

53

14

32

17

15

0

0

7

0

Apartments in Wonju City (3), Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital (10), etc.

Chung-
buk

45

5

32

6

18

6

2

8

0

Goesan-gun Jangyeon-myeon (11)

Chung-
nam

141

11

120

0

118

1

1

10

0

Gym facilities in Cheonan (103), research center in Seosan (9), etc.

Jeonbuk

18

9

4

1

3

0

0

5

1

 

Jeonnam

15

7

7

1

3

2

1

1

0

Manmin Central Church (2)

Gyeong-
buk

1,364

10

1,220

566

462

192

0

134

0

Cheongdo Daenam Hospital (120), Bonghwa Pureun Nursing Home (68), pilgrimage to Israel (49), Gyeongsan Seo Convalescent Hospital (66), Yecheon-gun (38), etc.

Gyeong-
nam

117

14

85

32

46

6

1

18

0

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

Jeju

13

8

1

0

0

0

1

4

0

 

Airport

431

431

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

 

Total

10,728

1,037

8,663

5,212

2,046

1,248

157

1,028

10

 

(9.7)

(80.8)

(48.6)

(19.1)

(11.6)

(1.5)

(9.6)

* 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.


[Figure 1: Distribution of confirmed cases based on location reported]

 

* Refer to attachment



[Table 4: Age distribution of severe cases]

Age group

Total

Severe

(

%

)

Very severe

(

%

)

Total

42

13

(

100.0

)

29

(

100.0

)

80 or above

9

3

(

23.1

)

6

(

20.7

)

70-79

17

4

(

30.8

)

13

(

44.8

)

60-69

10

4

(

30.8

)

6

(

20.7

)

50-59

4

2

(

15.4

)

2

(

6.9

)

40-49

2

0

(

0.0

)

2

(

6.9

)

30-39

0

0

(

0.0

)

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

)


 

[Table 5: Distribution of cases that retested positive]

Age group

Total

(

%

)

Total

263

(

100.0

)

80 or above

22

(

8.4

)

70-79

14

(

5.3

)

60-69

30

(

11.4

)

50-59

42

(

16.0

)

40-49

35

(

13.3

)

30-39

37

(

14.1

)

20-29

63

(

24.0

)

10-19

13

(

4.9

)

0-9

7

(

2.7

)


 

[Figure 2: New cases (for last 2 weeks) by chain of transmission]


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