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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 21 August
  • Date2020-08-21 17:51
  • Update2020-08-21 17:51
  • DivisionDivision of Risk assessment and International cooperation
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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.


Overall case and test status, as of 0:00, 21 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



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Major local clusters as of 12:00 today (21 August):

* The specific figures below may differ from the daily reported statistics or figures disclosed by local municipalities due to factors such as report timing and differences in the time period considered

 

Related to Sarang Jeil Church in Seongbuk-gu, Seoul City, 56 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 732 cases have been confirmed.

- 686 cases total in capital area (Seoul, Incheon, and Gyeonggi)

- 46 cases total in other areas (Busan, Daegu, Daejeon, Gangwon, Chungbuk, Chungnam, Jeonbuk, Jeonnam, Gyeongbuk)

- To date, 99 confirmed cases of further transmissions from Sarang Jeil Church have been found related to 19 venues. Transmission is likely ongoing. Epidemiological investigation is underway of 168 facilities to prevent further transmission.

 

Related to Gold Train / Yangpyeong-gun gathering, 12 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 88 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to August 15 Gwanghwamun rally, 53 additional cases were confirmed from investigation. In total, 71 cases have been confirmed. (Cases with no relation to Sarang Jeil Church found according to basic investigation; may change with new findings in further investigation)

 

Related to athletic college preparatory classes in Seongbuk-gu, Seoul City, 10 cases were subsequently confirmed. In total, 28 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to Yoido Full Gospel Church in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul City, 13 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 20 cases have been confirmed. Epidemiological links between the cases are under investigation.

 

Related to Hyundai Commercial Seoul Gangseo Branch and Daegu Suseong-gu family, 1 additional case was confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 20 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to theater company San in Seongbuk-gu, Seoul City, first case was confirmed on 19 August and 16 additional cases were found. In total, 17 cases have been confirmed. Further investigation is underway on chains of transmission.

 

Related to Prugio Preschool in Gangdong-gu, Seoul City, 7 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 15 cases have been confirmed.

- Including index case, index case’s family, preschool child and teachers, families of teacher and child

Related to family in Songpa-gu, Seoul City, 2 contacts and 1 family member of contact were additionally confirmed. In total, 11 cases have been confirmed. Further investigation is underway.

 

Related to Fubon Hyundai Life Insurance Call Center in Mapo-gu, Seoul City, 3 cases were additionally confirmed. The new cases are 2 employees and 1 family member. In total, 10 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to Woori Jeil Church in Yongin-si, Gyeonggi Province, 9 additional cases were found from testing of church members and contacts. In total, 174 cases have been confirmed.

- 167 cases total in capital area (Seoul, Incheon, and Gyeonggi)

- 7 cases in other areas (Chungnam, Gyeongbuk, Gangwon, Jeonbuk, Daegu)

 

Related to Fruit Bearing Church in Namdong-gu, Incheon City, first case was confirmed on 19 August and 16 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 17 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to a nightlife entertainment venue in Sangmu Jigu, Gwangju City, 3 additional cases were confirmed while under self-quarantine. In total, 24 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to a class reunion Sokcho trip, first case was confirmed on 18 August and 16 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 17 cases have been confirmed. Further investigation is underway.

 

Related to Dongsan Church in Cheonan-si, Chungnam Province, 3 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 8 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to a family in Iksan-si, Jeonbuk Province, first case was confirmed on 18 August and 6 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 7 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to a fitness facility in Wonju-si, Gangwon Province, first case was confirmed on 20 August and 9 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 10 cases have been confirmed.

 

As of 0:00, 21 August, there were 9 imported cases, of which 3 were confirmed at the point of entry, and 6 were confirmed in the community while in mandatory self-quarantine after arrival. 5 were Korean nationals and 4 foreign nationals.

Infection acquisition location (presumed):

- Asia excluding China: Philippines 3, Kazakhstan 2

- America: US 3

- Africa: Ethiopia 1

 

With recent rise in infections through Sarang Jeil Church, Gwanghwamun rally, and holiday trips, there is a high risk of nationwide transmission of the current outbreak in the capital area.

82% of new cases today are in the greater capital area, and there have been new cases in 16 cities and provinces excluding Jeju.

KCDC advises the public to cancel or postpone outings, social gatherings, events, or travel plans and stay home this weekend.

 

With the weekend coming up, there is concern of additional transmissions occurring through weekend social gatherings or religious events. KCDC advises religious communities to continue to comply with the measure including having weekend services online.

All churches in the greater capital area are required to have all worship services online only. All church-hosted in-person events, gatherings, and group meals are prohibited.

Since there is possibility of transmission to other regions of the country, KCDC requests religious communities in other areas to also follow the guidelines as precautionary measure such as switching to online-only service/mass/prayer meetings.

 

With the Social Distancing level raised to Level 2 for the greater capital area on 16 August, KCDC asks residents of the capital area to follow the Social Distancing Level 2 Guidelines.

Amidst concerns of nationwide transmission, residents of other regions are also requested to follow the guidelines.


Public Guidance for Level 2 Social Distancing

Do not go to work if feeling sick

  - Call KCDC call center by dialing 1339 or contact local public health center or screening clinic

Postpone or cancel non-essential outings, social gatherings, events, or travel

  - Essential travel includes getting medical care, buying necessities, or to going to work

  - At restaurants or cafes, order takeout rather than dining in

  - Home training is recommended in place of going to gyms

  - For social activities, utilize PC or smartphones to have online meetings

  - Use online shopping over physical stores

If going out, wear mask and follow infection prevention guidelines

  - Do not visit crowded, confined, or close-contact places with poor ventilation

  - Wear mask indoors as well as outdoors whenever 2m distancing can’t be maintained

  - Maintain physical distance from other people (2m recommended, 1m minimum)

  - No droplet-producing activities such as shouting, singing out loud, or chanting

  - No physical contact with others such as handshakes or hugs

 


REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION AND EPIDEMIOLOGICAL LINKS OF CONFIRMED CASES

 

Region

Confirmed cases

Other major clusters

Total

Imported cases

Clusters

Other*

Under investigation

New cases

Sub-

total

Shin-

cheonji cluster

Other local clusters

Related to imported cases

Seoul

2,621

375

1,729

8

1,650

71

158

359

126

Large clusters:

Nightclubs (277)

Richway (208)

Guro-gu call center (170)

Coupang fulfillment center (152)

Gwangju door-to-door sales (150)

Fitness/sport facility in Cheonan (123)

Newly planted churches group (119)

 

Recent clusters:

Sarang Jeil Church

Woori Jeil Church

Gold Train / Yangpyeong-gun gathering

August 15 Gwanghwamun rally

Paju Starbucks

Rejoice 153 Church

Nightlife venue in Gwangju

Athletic college prep classes

Hyundai Commercial Seoul Gangseo / Daegu Suseong-gu family

Anyang-si snack bar

Yoido Full Gospel Church

Family in Busan

Theater company San

Gamcheon seaport (Youngjin 605)

Fubon Hyundai Life Call Center

Fruit Bearing Church

Busan

254

44

150

12

126

12

30

30

8

Daegu

6,963

66

5,228

4,512

712

4

927

742

4

Incheon

469

84

338

2

328

8

22

25

18

Gwangju

251

38

201

9

186

6

2

10

5

Daejeon

185

21

110

2

108

0

31

23

7

Ulsan

69

29

25

16

5

4

11

4

1

Sejong

56

7

43

1

42

0

4

2

3

Gyeonggi

2,307

474

1,491

29

1,396

66

139

203

103

Gangwon

104

25

65

17

47

1

7

7

9

Chung-

buk

93

21

47

6

39

2

10

15

3

Chung-

nam

237

40

173

0

172

1

8

16

13

Jeonbuk

63

27

19

1

18

0

11

6

5

Jeonnam

53

25

16

1

13

2

8

4

6

Gyeong-

buk

1,431

38

1,070

566

504

0

193

130

6

Gyeong-

nam

178

58

91

32

57

2

14

15

4

Jeju

26

15

7

0

6

1

4

0

0

Ports of Entry

1,310

1,310

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

Total

16,670

2,697

10,803

5,214

5,409

180

1,579

1,591

324

(%)

(16.2)

(64.8)

(31.3)

(32.4)

(1.1)

(9.5)

(9.5)

* Includes contacts of confirmed cases

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



AGE DISTRIBUTION OF SEVERE CASES

 

8.9

8.10

8.11

8.12

8.13

8.14

8.15

8.16

8.17

8.18

8.18

8.19

8.20

8.21

Total

17

16

16

15

15

15

14

14

13

13

9

12

12

18

Severe

10

9

9

7

8

7

6

7

6

6

4

7

7

14

Very severe

7

7

7

8

7

8

8

7

7

7

5

5

5

4

 

Total

Severe

(

%

)

Very severe

(

%

)

Total

18

14

(

100

)

4

(

100

)

80 and above

1

1

(

7.1

)

0

(

0.0

)

70-79

5

3

(

21.4

)

2

(

50.0

)

60-69

10

8

(

57.1

)

2

(

50.0

)

50-59

1

1

(

7.1

)

0

(

0.0

)

40-49

1

1

(

7.1

)

0

(

0.0

)

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

)



IMPORTED CONFIRMED CASES

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NEW CASES (LAST 2 WEEKS) BY CHAIN OF TRANSMISSION


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