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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 1 September
  • Date2020-09-01 18:46
  • Update2020-09-01 18:48
  • DivisionDivision of Risk assessment and International cooperation
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Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea
1 September 2020


As of 0:00, 1 September 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 20,182 (including 2,836 imported cases), of which 15,198 cases have been discharged from isolation. There are 222 new local cases, 13 new imported cases, and 0 new death.


Overall case and test status, as of 0:00, 1 September (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

31 August (Mon)

1,937,689

19,947

14,973

4,650

324

57,876

1,859,866

As of 0:00

1 September (Tue)

1,959,080

20,182

15,198

4,660

324

56,743

1,882,155

Difference

+21,391

+235

+225

+10

+0

-1,133

+22,289

 

* 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 (1 September):

* 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, 27 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 1,056 cases have been confirmed.

- 1,007 cases total in capital area (Seoul, Incheon, and Gyeonggi)

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

- To date, 170 confirmed cases of further transmissions from Sarang Jeil Church have been found related to 26 venues. Investigation is underway.

 

Related to August 15 Seoul rallies, 20 additional cases were confirmed from investigation. In total, 419 cases have been confirmed.

- Rally related (179), further transmissions (161), police (8), under investigation (71)

- Including only cases with no known relation to Sarang Jeil Church according to basic investigation; may change with new findings in further investigation

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

- 195 cases total in other areas (Busan, Daegu, Gwangju, Daejeon, Ulsan, Gangwon, Chungbuk, Chungnam, Gyeongbuk, Gyeongnam)

- To date, 113 confirmed cases of further transmissions from August 15 rallies have been found related to 10 venues. Investigation is underway.

 

Related to Gwonneung Church in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul City, 5 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 34 cases have been confirmed.

- Index case (1), church members (16), family and friends (17)

- Includes 12 confirmed cases related to Ilisam Nursing Home in Goyang-si, Gyeonggi Province

 

Related to a fitness facility in Dobong-gu, Seoul City, first case was confirmed on 27 August and 6 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 7 cases have been found.

 

Related to a music lesson studio in Siheung-si, Gyeonggi Province, first case was confirmed on 29 August and 17 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 18 cases have been confirmed.

- Students (12), staff (1), family/friends (5)

 

Related to Nanum Nuriteo in Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi Province, first case was confirmed on 27 August and 14 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 15 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to Saebit Church in Yongin-si, Gyeonggi Province, first case was confirmed on 21 August and 14 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 15 cases have been confirmed. Investigation is underway.

 

Related to a gathering at an officetel in Yeonje-gu, Busan City, 2 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 10 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to social gatherings in Nam-gu, Ulsan City, first case was confirmed on 30 August and 6 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 7 cases have been confirmed.

 

 

Imported cases as of 0:00, 1 September August:

 

13 new imported cases

- 4 confirmed at the point of entry and 9 were confirmed in the community while in mandatory self-quarantine after arrival

- 6 Korean nationals and 7 foreign nationals

 

Infection acquisition location (presumed):

- Asia excluding China: Indonesia 3, Russia 2, Kazakhstan 1

- Europe: Turkey 1

- Americas: US 1, Brazil 1

- Africa: South Africa 2, Ghana 1, Algeria 1

 

 

Severe/critical cases and deaths:

324 deaths total (cumulative)

315 (97.2%) had underlying medical condition(s) such as hypertension or diabetes

104 current severe/critical cases as of today

- 86 (82.7%) are aged 60 or above

- 13 (12.5%) are aged 50-59

- 5 (4.8%) are aged 40-49

Because of the higher risk of developing severe symptoms if infected with COVID-19, KCDC advises people aged 60 or above and people with underlying medical conditions to avoid going out as much as possible, wear masks, and get tested and treated as soon as possible if feeling suspected symptoms.

 

Remdesivir has been supplied to 155 patients in 35 hospitals.

 

National Institute of Health has received applications from 16 private sector institutions to use public Biosafety Level 3 facilities for COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research.

 

276 more people (1,696 total) have signed up to donate their plasma for the development of COVID-19 convalescent plasma therapy. Plasma collection has been completed for 1,274 volunteers.

 

KCDC is sharing anonymized clinical epidemiological information of 5,500 confirmed COVID-19 patients in order to support clinical evidence-based disease response and accepting applications from interested institutions. 8 more institutions have been selected upon review.

The 8 institutions will be using the information to study

Neurological complications of COVID-19

Epidemiological characteristics and prognosis

COVID-19 infection rate and clinical progress in relation to women’s life cycle

 

COVID-19 vulnerable areas reported through Safety e-Report Sinmungo:

1,862 reports were made through Safety e-Report, of which 1,289 of which were related to not following infection prevention guidelines

Reported examples:

- More than 50 people gathering in model house (confined indoor space) every weekend for gift raffle events

- Insurance agents (client-facing job) not wearing masks for daily morning meetings

615 reports were made about violations of administrative measure during the last 3 days. 279 of them were related to church on-site services.

- Inspection of 2,839 churches last Sunday (30 August) found that most churches were having non-face-to-face services only in compliance with the measure. Gathering ban has been ordered for the 40 churches (1.4%) that were found to be in violation (hosting on-site service) of the measure.

- KCDC requests all churches to continue to follow the Social Distancing Level 2 guidelines and administrative measure in order 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


Guidance on proper mask wearing

Wear mask when going out

Mask should cover mouth and nose completely

Do not touch mask surface with hands

Keep mask on at all times except while eating or drinking


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

3,961

388

2,277

8

2,198

71

579

717

94

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 rallies

Lord’s Church

Seoul Theological College

In The Light Church

Theater company San

Athletic college prep classes

Family in Songpa-gu

Gwongneung Church

Yoido Full Gospel Church

Office in Yeoksam-dong

Muhan 9roup

Prugio Preschool

Apartments in Guro-gu / livestock business in Geumcheon-gu

Woori Jeil Church

Cheonan Hospital

Fitness facility in Wonju

Galilee Church

Busan

304

45

194

12

129

53

32

33

3

Daegu

7,049

70

5,301

4,512

785

4

931

747

2

Incheon

740

87

491

2

481

8

89

73

22

Gwangju

378

44

284

9

269

6

27

23

4

Daejeon

264

24

118

2

116

0

75

47

8

Ulsan

95

31

37

16

17

4

18

9

6

Sejong

67

9

45

1

43

1

9

4

0

Gyeonggi

3,323

508

1,934

29

1,839

66

488

393

63

Gangwon

193

25

119

17

101

1

27

22

4

Chung-

buk

129

25

64

6

51

7

19

21

1

Chung-

nam

339

45

208

0

207

1

40

46

7

Jeonbuk

87

27

31

1

30

0

21

8

0

Jeonnam

146

26

64

1

61

2

42

14

4

Gyeong-

buk

1,464

45

1,089

566

523

0

196

134

9

Gyeong-

nam

239

63

134

32

100

2

22

20

3

Jeju

46

16

11

0

10

1

13

6

1

Ports of Entry

1,358

1,358

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

Total

20,182

2,836

12,401

5,214

6,960

227

2,628

2,317

235

(%)

(14.1)

(61.4)

(25.8)

(34.5)

(1.1)

(13.0)

(11.5)

* 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

 

8.19

8.20

8.21

8.22

8.23

8.24

8.25

8.26

8.27

8.28

8.29

8.30

8.31

9.1

Total

12

12

18

24

29

31

37

42

46

58

64

70

79

104

Severe

7

7

14

20

23

24

24

24

24

32

34

38

47

69

Very severe

5

5

4

4

6

7

13

18

22

26

30

32

32

35


 

Total

Severe

(

%

)

Very severe

(

%

)

Total

104

69

(

100

)

35

(

100

)

80 and above

22

19

(

27.5

)

3

(

8.6

)

70-79

44

27

(

39.1

)

17

(

48.6

)

60-69

20

13

(

18.8

)

7

(

20.0

)

50-59

13

9

(

13.0

)

4

(

11.4

)

40-49

5

1

(

1.4

)

4

(

11.4

)

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

)



Confirmed cases by gender and age group


 

New cases

(%)

Total cases

(%)

Incidence rate*

(per 100,000)

Total

235

(100)

20,182

(100)

38.93

Sex

Male

114

(48.51)

9,139

(45.28)

35.34

Female

121

(51.49)

11,043

(54.72)

42.50

Age

80 or above

10

(4.26)

796

(3.94)

41.91

70-79

30

(12.77)

1,494

(7.40)

41.42

60-69

45

(19.15)

3,013

(14.93)

47.49

50-59

46

(19.57)

3,684

(18.25)

42.51

40-49

24

(10.21)

2,717

(13.46)

32.39

30-39

24

(10.21)

2,515

(12.46)

35.70

20-29

25

(10.64)

4,345

(21.53)

63.84

10-19

17

(7.23)

1,162

(5.76)

23.52

0-9

14

(5.96)

456

(2.26)

10.99

* Total (cumulative) number of cases reported since January 2020 by sex and age / Population by sex and age (based on resident registration data of the Ministry of the Interior as of January 2020)

 

Deaths by gender and age group

 

New deaths

(%)

Total deaths

(%)

Case fatality rate (%)

Total

0

-

324

(100)

1.61

Sex

Male

0

-

172

(53.09)

1.88

Female

0

-

152

(46.91)

1.38

Age

80 or above

0

-

163

(50.31)

20.48

70-79

0

-

97

(29.94)

6.49

60-69

0

-

42

(12.96)

1.39

50-59

0

-

16

(4.94)

0.43

40-49

0

-

4

(1.23)

0.15

30-39

0

-

2

(0.62)

0.08

20-29

0

-

0

(0.00)

0.00

10-19

0

-

0

(0.00)

0.00

0-9

0

-

0

(0.00)

0.00


* Case fatality rate (CFR) = Number of deaths / Number of confirmed cases x 100


IMPORTED CONFIRMED CASES

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NEW CASES (LAST 2 WEEKS) BY CHAIN OF TRANSMISSION

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