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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 25 August
  • Date2020-08-25 16:52
  • Update2020-08-25 16:55
  • DivisionDivision of Risk assessment and International cooperation
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Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea

25 August, 2020

 


As of 0:00, 25 August 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 17,945 (including 2,750 imported cases), of which 14,286 cases have been discharged from isolation. There are 264 new local cases, 16 new imported cases, and 1 new death.


Overall case and test status, as of 0:00, 25 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

24 August (Mon)

1,804,422

17,665

14,219

3,137

309

47,995

1,738,762

As of 0:00

25 August (Tue)

1,825,837

17,945

14,286

3,349

310

50,362

1,757,530

Difference

21,415

280

67

212

1

2,367

18,768

 

* 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 (25 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, 40 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 915 cases have been confirmed.

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

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

- To date, 120 confirmed cases of further transmissions from Sarang Jeil Church have been found related to 22 venues. Transmission is likely ongoing. Epidemiological investigation is underway of 186 facilities to prevent further transmission.

 

Related to August 15 Seoul rally, 17 additional cases were confirmed from investigation. In total, 193 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 Muhan 9roup, 19 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 44 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to a real estate auction firm in Jung-gu, Seoul City, first case was confirmed on 21 August and 11 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 12 cases have been confirmed. Investigation is underway.

 

Related to Woori Jeil Church in Yongin-si, Gyeonggi Province, 1 additional case was confirmed while under self-quarantine. In total, 183 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to Starbucks in Paju-si, Gyeonggi Province, 2 additional cases were confirmed while under quarantine. In total, 66 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to Salad Days in Anyang-si, Gyeonggi Province, first case was confirmed on 17 August and 9 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 10 cases have been confirmed. Additional epidemiological investigation is ongoing.

 

Related to Galilee Church in Bupyeong-gu, Incheon City, 3 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 41 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to Incheon Seo-gu Office, first case was confirmed on 22 August and 7 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 8 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to Gan Jaeul Middle School in Seo-gu, Incheon City, first case was confirmed on 21 August and 3 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 4 cases (3 teachers and 1 student) have been confirmed. Investigation on chain of transmission is underway.

 

Related to Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital in Cheonan-si, Chungnam Province, 7 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 17 cases have been confirmed.

 

Severe/critical cases statistics last 2 weeks:

New cases aged 60 or above increased from 24% (29 July 11 August) to 32% (12-25 August)

Severe/critical cases have tripled since 19 August (from 12 to 38)

Cumulative 310 deaths; 302 had underlying medical conditions such as hypertension or diabetes

- Case fatality rate: 22.2% for ages 80+; 7.39% for ages 70-79; 1.58% for ages 60-69

- 53.9% (167 cases) of transmission linked to social welfare facility or hospital

 

People aged 60 or older who have higher risk of developing severe symptoms from COVID-19 infection are advised to refrain from going out and get tested as soon as possible if having fever or respiratory symptoms. Facilities frequently used by elderly are advised to ventilate and disinfect regularly and ensure everyone wears masks at all times.

 

As of 0:00, 25 August, there were 16 imported cases, of which 3 were confirmed at the point of entry, and 13 were confirmed in the community while in mandatory self-quarantine after arrival. 3 were Korean nationals and 13 foreign nationals.

Infection acquisition location (presumed):

- Asia excluding China: Bangladesh 1, Kazakhstan 1, Philippines 1, Russia 1, Indonesia 1, Afghanistan 1

- Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina 1, Switzerland 1

- Americas : US 7, Ecuador 1

 

Safety e-Report Sinmungo report examples:

Study cafe without manager on site, most users not wearing masks

Private academy with teacher giving lecture without mask, no proper temperature check or social distancing

 

Social Distancing Level 2 has been extended to the whole nation effective 24 August. Follow the guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19.


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 or outdoor exercising 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

  - Ensure mask covers mouth and nose completely and do not touch mask

  - Keep mask on except to drink or eat

  - 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

3,120

378

1,921

8

1,842

71

340

481

134

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

August 15 Seoul rally

Woori Church

Gold Train / Yangpyeong-gun gathering

Paju Starbucks

Yoido Full Gospel Church

Galilee Church

Nightlife venue in Gwangju

Busan National Mechanical Technical High School

Prugio Preschool

Family in Busan

Incheon Seo-gu Office

Theater company San

Jukjeon/Daejeo High Schools

Dongsan Church

Muhan 9roup

Michuhol-gu Elderly Daycare Center

Cheonan Hospital

Anyang-si snack bar

Busan

265

44

160

12

126

22

30

31

3

Daegu

6,983

66

5,244

4,512

728

4

931

742

5

Incheon

558

85

399

2

389

8

36

38

15

Gwangju

284

42

216

9

201

6

10

16

4

Daejeon

226

23

115

2

113

0

56

32

11

Ulsan

76

31

27

16

7

4

14

4

0

Sejong

63

9

44

1

42

1

8

2

3

Gyeonggi

2,684

489

1,682

29

1,587

66

261

252

72

Gangwon

149

25

97

17

79

1

14

13

8

Chung-

buk

110

24

59

6

46

7

11

16

2

Chung-

nam

271

42

186

0

185

1

22

21

9

Jeonbuk

75

27

22

1

21

0

19

7

4

Jeonnam

82

25

31

1

28

2

19

7

1

Gyeong-

buk

1,444

39

1,081

566

515

0

194

130

1

Gyeong-

nam

199

61

98

32

64

2

22

18

2

Jeju

31

15

7

0

6

1

7

2


3

Ports of Entry

1,325

1,325

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

Total

17,945

2,750

11,389

5,214

5,979

196

1,994

1,812

280

(%)

(15.3)

(63.5)

(29.1)

(33.3)

(1.1)

(11.1)

(10.1)

* 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

 

8.12

8.13

 8.14

8.15

8.16

8.17

8.18

8.19

8.20

8.21

8.22

8.23

8.24

8.25

Total

15

15

14

14

13

13

9

12

12

18

25

30

32

38

Severe

8

7

6

7

6

6

4

7

7

14

20

23

24

24

Very severe

7

8

8

7

7

7

5

5

5

4

5

7

8

14

 

Total

Severe

(

%

)

Very severe

(

%

)

Total

38

24

(

100

)

14

(

100

)

80 and above

5

5

(

20.8

)

0

(

0.0

)

70-79

11

4

(

16.7

)

7

(

50.0

)

60-69

16

11

(

45.8

)

5

(

35.7

)

50-59

4

4

(

16.7

)

0

(

0.0

)

40-49

2

0

(

0.0

)

2

(

14.3

)

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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