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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 22 August
  • Date2020-08-22 16:58
  • Update2020-08-22 16:58
  • DivisionDivision of Risk assessment and International cooperation
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Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea

22 August, 2020



As of 0:00, 22 August 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 17,002 (including 2,716 imported cases), of which 14,169 cases have been discharged from isolation. There are 315 new local cases, 17 new imported cases, and 0 new death.


Overall case and test status, as of 0:00, 22 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

21 August (Fri)

1,754,123

16,670

14,120

2,241

309

38,045

1,699,408

As of 0:00

22 August (Sat)

1,775,800

17,002

14,169

2,524

309

42,427

1,716,371

Difference

+21,677

+332

+49

+283

0

+4,382

+16,963

 

* 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 (22 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, 64 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 796 cases have been confirmed.

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

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

- To date, 108 confirmed cases of further transmissions from Sarang Jeil Church have been found related to 21 venues. Transmission is likely ongoing. Epidemiological investigation is underway of 168 facilities to prevent further transmission.


Related to August 15 Gwanghwamun rally, 33 additional cases were confirmed from investigation. In total,104 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 Gold Train / Yangpyeong-gun gathering, 2 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 90 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to athletic college preparatory classes in Seongbuk-gu, Seoul City, 1 case was subsequently confirmed. In total, 29 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to Yoido Full Gospel Church in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul City, 8 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 28 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, 24 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to theater company ‘San’ in Seongbuk-gu, Seoul City, 9 additional cases were found. In total, 26 cases have been confirmed.


Related to family in Songpa-gu, Seoul City, 2 contacts and 1 family member of contact were additionally confirmed. In total, 12 cases have been confirmed. Further investigation is underway.

 

Related to Woori Jeil Church in Yongin-si, Gyeonggi Province, 2 additional cases were found from isolation. In total, 176 cases have been confirmed.

- 169 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, 1 additional case was confirmed. In total, 18 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, 25 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to a class reunion Sokcho trip, 1 additional case was confirmed. In total, 18 cases have been confirmed. Further investigation is underway.

 

Related to Dongsan Church in Cheonan-si, Chungnam Province, 3 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 11 cases have been confirmed.


Related to a family in Iksan-si, Jeonbuk Province, 3 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 10 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to a fitness facility in Wonju-si, Gangwon Province, 8 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 18 cases have been confirmed.

 

As of 0:00, 22 August, there were 17 imported cases, of which 4 were confirmed at the point of entry, and 16 were confirmed in the community while in mandatory self-quarantine after arrival. 5 were Korean nationals and 12 foreign nationals.


Infection acquisition location (presumed):

- Asia excluding China: Philippines 4, India 4, Japan 2, Qatar 1

- America: US 3

- Africa: Egypt 1, Senegal 1, Ethiopia 1

 

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.

 



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

2,749

376

1,787

8

1,708

71

194

392

128

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

257

44

152

12

118

22

31

30

3

Daegu

6,972

66

5,233

4,512

717

4

928

745

9

Incheon

491

85

344

2

334

8

21

41

22

Gwangju

262

40

203

9

188

6

7

12

11

Daejeon

190

22

111

2

109

0

32

25

5

Ulsan

72

31

26

16

6

4

11

4

3

Sejong

57

7

43

1

42

0

5

2

1

Gyeonggi

2,402

478

1,524

29

1,429

66

164

236

95

Gangwon

120

25

68

17

50

1

13

14

16

Chung-

buk

95

22

49

6

36

7

10

14

2

Chung-

nam

244

41

177

0

176

1

9

17

7

Jeonbuk

67

27

19

1

18

0

12

9

4

Jeonnam

60

25

16

1

13

2

13

6

7

Gyeong-

buk

1,435

38

1,071

566

505

0

196

130

4

Gyeong-

nam

187

60

92

32

58

2

18

17

9

Jeju

28

15

7

0

6

1

5

1

2

Ports of Entry

1,314

1,314

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

Total

17,002

2,716

10,922

5,214

5,513

195

1,669

1,695

332

(%)

(16.0)

(64.2)

(30.7)

(32.4)

(1.1)

(9.8)

(10.0)

* 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

8.19

8.20

8.21

8.22

Total

16

16

15

15

15

14

14

13

13

9

12

12

18

25

Severe

9

9

7

8

7

6

7

6

6

4

7

7

14

20

Very severe

7

7

8

7

8

8

7

7

7

5

5

5

4

5

 

Total

Severe

(

%

)

Very severe

(

%

)

Total

25

20

(

100

)

5

(

100

)

80 and above

2

2

(

10.0

)

0

(

0.0

)

70-79

6

4

(

20.0

)

2

(

40.0

)

60-69

13

10

(

50.0

)

3

(

60.0

)

50-59

2

2

(

10.0

)

0

(

0.0

)

40-49

1

1

(

5.0

)

0

(

0.0

)

30-39

1

1

(

5.0

)

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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