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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 2 September
  • Date2020-09-02 16:57
  • Update2020-09-02 18:48
  • Division Division of Risk assessment and International cooperation
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Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea


2 September 2020



□  As of 0:00, 2 September 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 20,449 (including 2,851 imported cases), of which 15,356 cases have been discharged from isolation. There are 253 new local cases, 14 new imported cases, and 2 new death.



Overall case and test status, as of 0:00, 2 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

1 September (Tue)

1,959,080

20,182

15,198

4,660

324

56,743

1,882,155

As of 0:00

2 September (Wed)

1,980,295

20,449

15,356

4,767

326

56,748

1,903,098

Difference

+21,215

+267

+158

+107

+2

+5

+20,943

 

* 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 (2 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, 34 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 1,117 cases have been confirmed.

  - 1,039 cases total in capital area (Seoul, Incheon, and Gyeonggi)

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

  - To date, 190 confirmed cases of further transmissions from Sarang Jeil Church have been found related to 27 venues. Investigation is underway.

 

Related to August 15 Seoul rallies, 22 additional cases were confirmed from investigation. In total, 441 cases have been confirmed.

  - Rally related (179), further transmissions (189), police (8), under investigation (65)

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

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

  - To date, 116 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, 4 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 38 cases have been confirmed.

  - Index case (1), church members (16), family and friends (21)

  - Includes 15 confirmed cases related to Ilisam Nursing Home in Goyang-si, Gyeonggi Province

 

Related to Jinheung Global in Dongjak-gu, Seoul City, first case was confirmed on 26 August and 9 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 10 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to Hyemin Hospital in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul City, first case (healthcare staff) was confirmed on 31 August and 9 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 10 cases have been confirmed.

  - Healthcare workers including index case (8) (4 nurses, 1 doctor, 3 nursing assistants), hospital staff (1), staff’s family (1)

 

Related to Peniel Prayer House, first case was confirmed on 28 August and 7 additional cases were confirmed from epidemiological investigation. In total, 8 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to Carewill Nursing Home in Seongbuk-gu, Seoul City, first case was confirmed on 30 August and 6 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 7 cases have been confirmed. Further investigation in underway.

  - Staff (4, including index case), residents (2), family (1)

 

Related to a fitness facility (Mate Fitness) in Dobong-gu, Seoul City, first case was confirmed on 27 August and 7 additional cases were confirmed from testing of all people who used the facility. In total, 8 cases have been confirmed.

  - Facility users (5), further transmissions (3)

 

Related to SK Table Tennis Club in Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul City, first case was confirmed on 28 August and 7 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 8 cases have been confirmed. Investigation is underway.

  - Table tennis club users (7), family (1)

 

Related to Champion Table Tennis in Jungnang-gu, Seoul City, first case was confirmed on 29 August and 4 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 5 cases have been confirmed. Investigation is underway.

  - Table tennis club users (5)

 

 

Related to Suseo Apartments in Gangnam-gu, Seoul City, first case was confirmed on 28 August and 5 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 6 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to a music lesson studio in Siheung-si, Gyeonggi Province, 2 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 20 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to Saebit Church in Yongin-si, Gyeonggi Province, 3 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 18 cases have been confirmed. Investigation is underway.

 

Related to Nanum Nuriteo in Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi Province, 2 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 17 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to a prayer group gathering in Gyeyang-gu, Incheon City, first case was confirmed on 21 August and 20 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 21 cases have been confirmed. Investigation is underway.

  - Prayer gathering (11), family/friends (10)

 

Related to Full Gospel Daejeon Woori Church, first case was confirmed on 25 August and 13 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 14 cases have been confirmed. Investigation is underway.

     - Church member (12), family/friends (2)

 

 

□  Imported cases as of 0:00, 2 September:

14 new imported cases

- 3 confirmed at the point of entry and 11 were confirmed in the community while in mandatory self-quarantine after arrival

  - 8 Korean nationals and 6 foreign nationals

Infection acquisition location (presumed):

  - Asia excluding China: Philippines 2, Indonesia 2, Pakistan 1, Russia 1

  - Europe: Ukraine 1

  - Americas: US 7

 

□  Severe/critical cases and deaths:

326 deaths total (cumulative)

317 (97.2%) had underlying medical condition(s) such as hypertension or diabetes

124 current severe/critical cases as of today:

  - 29 (29.8%) are aged 80 or above

  - 52 (38.1%) are aged 70-79

  - 24 (19%) are aged 60-69

  - 12 (9.5%) are aged 50-59

  - 7 (3.6%) are aged 40-49

Because of the higher risk of developing severe symptoms if infected with COVID-19, KCDC advises the elderly and those 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 such as fever, cough, sore throat, and muscle pain.

KCDC asks staff and managers of facilities that are frequently used by elderly population to take particular precaution to prevent the virus from entering the facility.


Guidance for managers and staff of facilities used by the elderly

 

Do not visit publicly used facilities such as cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs, singing rooms, and PC cafes

Cancel or postpone travel plans or social gatherings

Do not go to work if having suspected symptoms and get tested

Carefully follow infection prevention guidelines including mask wearing and hand washing while at work

Restrict access of outsiders

Disinfect frequently touched surfaces often

Ventilate often including while air conditioner is on

If an inpatient or resident shows fever, cough, or other suspected symptoms, help them to get tested as soon as possible

 

□  KCDC asks the public for continued participation in 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 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

4,062

392

2,296

8

2,217

71

617

757

101

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

Yeouido Full Gospel Church

Gwongneung Church

Hyundai Commercial Gangseo

Exon R&D

Cheonan Hospital

Snack bar in Anyang-si

Real estate auction agency

In The Light Church

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

Theater company San

Muhan 9roup

Athletic college prep classes

Lord’s Church

Seoul Theological College

Office in Yeoksam-dong

Prugio Preschool

Woori Jeil Church

Fitness facility in Wonju-si

Busan

311

45

199

12

133

54

33

34

7

Daegu

7,062

70

5,310

4,512

794

4

935

747

13

Incheon

751

88

500

2

490

8

93

70

11

Gwangju

388

44

288

9

273

6

31

25

10

Daejeon

278

24

123

2

121

0

87

44

14

Ulsan

100

31

43

16

23

4

16

10

5

Sejong

67

9

45

1

43

1

9

4

0

Gyeonggi

3,407

513

1,984

29

1,889

66

489

421

84

Gangwon

195

25

119

17

101

1

28

23

2

Chung-

buk

130

25

64

6

51

7

19

22

1

Chung-

nam

346

45

210

0

209

1

44

47

7

Jeonbuk

87

27

31

1

30

0

21

8

0

Jeonnam

149

26

65

1

62

2

44

14

3

Gyeong-

buk

1,468

46

1,090

566

524

0

196

136

4

Gyeong-

nam

240

64

141

32

107

2

16

19

1

Jeju

47

16

11

0

10

1

14

6

1

Ports of Entry

1,361

1,361

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

Total

20,449

2,851

12,519

5,214

7,077

228

2,692

2,387

267

(%)

(13.9)

(61.2)

(25.5)

(34.6)

(1.1)

(13.2)

(11.7)

* 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

 

8.20

8.21

8.22

8.23

8.24

8.25

8.26

8.27

8.28

8.29

8.30

8.31

9.1

9.2

Total

12

18

24

29

31

37

42

46

58

64

70

79

104

124

Severe

7

14

20

23

24

24

24

24

32

34

38

47

69

84

Very severe

5

4

4

6

7

13

18

22

26

30

32

32

35

40

 

Total

Severe

(

%

)

Very severe

(

%

)

Total

124

84

(

100

)

40

(

100

)

80 and above

29

25

(

29.8

)

4

(

10.0

)

70-79

52

32

(

38.1

)

20

(

50.0

)

60-69

24

16

(

19.0

)

8

(

20.0

)

50-59

12

8

(

9.5

)

4

(

10.0

)

40-49

7

3

(

3.6

)

4

(

10.0

)

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

)

 

 

Confirmed cases by gender and age group

 

New cases

(%)

Total cases

(%)

Incidence rate*

(per 100,000)

Total

267

(100)

20,449

(100)

39.44

Sex

Male

133

(49.81)

9,272

(45.34)

35.85

Female

134

(50.19)

11,177

(54.66)

43.01

Age

80 or above

14

(5.24)

810

(3.96)

42.65

70-79

40

(14.98)

1,534

(7.50)

42.53

60-69

51

(19.10)

3,064

(14.98)

48.30

50-59

48

(17.98)

3,732

(18.25)

43.06

40-49

24

(8.99)

2,741

(13.40)

32.67

30-39

25

(9.36)

2,540

(12.42)

36.05

20-29

43

(16.10)

4,388

(21.46)

64.47

10-19

12

(4.49)

1,174

(5.74)

23.76

0-9

10

(3.75)

466

(2.28)

11.23

* 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

2

(100)

326

(100)

1.59

Sex

Male

1

(50)

173

(53.07)

1.87

Female

1

(50)

153

(46.93)

1.37

Age

80 or above

1

(50)

164

(50.31)

20.25

70-79

1

(50)

98

(30.06)

6.39

60-69

0

-

42

(12.88)

1.37

50-59

0

-

16

(4.91)

0.43

40-49

0

-

4

(1.23)

0.15

30-39

0

-

2

(0.61)

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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