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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 23 August
  • Date2020-08-23 17:15
  • Update2020-08-24 11:05
  • Division Division of Risk assessment and International cooperation
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Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea


23 August 2020



□  As of 0:00, 23 August 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 17,399 (including 2,726 imported cases), of which 14,200 cases have been discharged from isolation. There are 387 new local cases, 10 new imported cases, and 0 new death.


 

[ Overall case and test status, as of 0:00, 23 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

22 August (Sat)

1,775,800

17,002

14,169

2,524

309

42,427

1,716,371

As of 0:00

23 August (Sun)

1,791,186

17,399

14,200

2,890

309

47,564

1,726,223

Difference

15,386

397

31

366

0

5,137

9,852

 

* 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 (23 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, 45 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 841 cases have been confirmed.

  - 792 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, 112 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 15 August Gwanghwamun rally, 32 additional cases were confirmed from investigation. In total, 136 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, 10 additional cases were confirmed while under contact investigation. In total, 100 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to Yoido Full Gospel Church in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul City, 7 additional cases were confirmed while under contact investigation. In total, 35 cases have been confirmed. Epidemiological links between the cases are under investigation.

 

Related to theater company San in Seongbuk-gu, Seoul City, 5 additional cases were confirmed while under contact investigation. In total, 31 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to Woori Jeil Church in Yongin-si, Gyeonggi Province, 4 additional cases were confirmed while under self-quarantine. In total, 180 cases have been confirmed.

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

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

 

Related to a Starbucks in Paju City, 4 additional cases were confirmed who were under self-quarantine. In total, 64 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to Galilee Church in Bupyung-gu, Incheon City, first case was confirmed on 21 August and 31 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 32 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to Michuhol Elderly Daytime Protection Center in Michihol-gu, Incheon City, first case was confirmed on 22 August and 6 additional cases were confirmed while under contact investigation. In total, 7 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to a class reunion Sokcho trip, 7 additional cases were confirmed while under contact investigation. In total, 25 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to a Foodcourt at Homeplus in Suncheon City, Jeonnam province, after first case was confirmed on 15 August, 10 additional cases were confirmed during contact investigation. In total, 11 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to a teacher at kindergarten attached to Myungrun elementary school, after first case was confirmed on 21 August, 10 additional cases were confirmed during contact investigation. In total, 11 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to Woongjin ThinkBig in Gwang-ju City, after first case was confirmed on 21 August, 6 additional cases were confirmed during contact investigation. In total, 7 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to a funeral in Seo-gu, Daegu City, after first case was confirmed on 20 August, 5 additional cases were confirmed during contact investigation. In total, 6 cases have been confirmed.

 

□  As of 0:00, 23 August, there were 10 imported cases, of which 4 were confirmed at the point of entry, and 6 were confirmed in the community while in mandatory self-quarantine after arrival. 4 were Korean nationals and 6 foreign nationals.

 

Infection acquisition location (presumed):

  - Asia excluding China: Bangladesh 2, India 2, Vietnam 2, Philippines 1, Russia 1, Kazakhstan 1

  - Europe: Denmark 1

 

□  As of 0:00 23 August, 32% of the total confirmed cases are above 60 years old, showing increase after the first confirmed case of Sarang Jeil Church on 12 August.

 

Of 30 severe and very severe cases, 15 cases were in their 60s (50%), 7 cases in 70s (23.3%), 3 cases in 80s (10%), 3 cases in 50s (10%), 1 case in 40s (3.3%), and 1 case in 30s(3.3%). Among these, 4 cases were from Sarang Jeil Church.

 

KCDC asked elderly citizens who are above 60 to get tested immediately at the screening center if fever and respiratory symptoms are shown.

  - KCDC asked those who visited Sarang Jeil Church since 27 July, who participated in the Gwanghwamun rally on 15 August and near Gyeongbok-palace rally on 8 August to get tested immediately regardless of their symptoms.

 

□  With the Social Distancing level raised to Level 2 for entire nation as of today, KCDC asked all citizens to follow the Social Distancing Level 2 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


□  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.




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

2,889

378

1,862

8

1,783

71

254

395

140

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

259

44

155

12

121

22

31

29

2

Daegu

6,978

66

5,243

4,512

727

4

927

742

6

Incheon

523

85

375

2

365

8

28

35

32

Gwangju

279

42

212

9

197

6

12

13

17

Daejeon

205

22

111

2

109

0

43

29

15

Ulsan

75

31

27

16

7

4

13

4

3

Sejong

57

7

43

1

42

0

5

2

0

Gyeonggi

2,527

479

1,598

29

1,503

66

207

243

125

Gangwon

135

25

85

17

67

1

12

13

15

Chung-

buk

98

22

50

6

37

7

10

16

3

Chung-

nam

254

41

179

0

178

1

15

19

10

Jeonbuk

67

27

19

1

18

0

13

8

0

Jeonnam

74

25

27

1

24

2

17

5

14

Gyeong-

buk

1,437

38

1,075

566

509

0

194

130

2

Gyeong-

nam

196

61

97

32

63

2

20

18

9

Jeju

28

15

7

0

6

1

6

0

0

Ports of Entry

1,318

1,318

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

Total

17,399

2,726

11,165

5,214

5,756

195

1,807

1,701

397

(%)

(15.7)

(64.2)

(30.0)

(33.1)

(1.1)

(10.4)

(9.8)

* 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

 

8.10

8.11

8.12

8.13

8.14

8.15

8.16

8.17

8.18

8.19

8.20

8.21

8.22

8.23

Total

16

15

15

15

14

14

13

13

9

12

12

18

25

30

Severe

9

7

8

7

6

7

6

6

4

7

7

14

20

23

Very severe

7

8

7

8

8

7

7

7

5

5

5

4

5

7

 

Total

Severe

(

%

)

Very severe

(

%

)

Total

30

23

(

100

)

7

(

100

)

80 and above

3

3

(

13.0

)

0

(

0.0

)

70-79

7

4

(

17.4

)

3

(

42.9

)

60-69

15

11

(

47.8

)

4

(

57.1

)

50-59

3

3

(

13.0

)

0

(

0.0

)

40-49

1

1

(

4.3

)

0

(

0.0

)

30-39

1

1

(

4.3

)

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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