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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 4 September
  • Date2020-09-04 18:17
  • Update2020-09-04 18:19
  • Division Division of Risk assessment and International cooperation
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Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea


4  September  2020



□  As of 0:00, 4 September 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 20,842 (including 2,867 imported cases), of which 15,783 cases have been discharged from isolation. There are 189 new local cases, 9 new imported cases, and 2 new death.



Overall case and test status, as of 0:00, 3 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

3 September (Thur)

2,000,552

20,644

15,529

4,786

329

55,524

1,924,384

As of 0:00

4 September (Fri)

2,018,906

20,842

15,783

4,728

331

52,266

1,945,798

Difference

+18,354

+198

+254

-58

+2

-3,258

+21,414

 

* 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 (4 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, 13 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 1,152 cases have been confirmed.

  - 1,072 cases total in capital area (Seoul, Incheon, and Gyeonggi)

  - 80 cases total in other areas

  - To date, 193 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, 11 additional cases were confirmed from investigation. In total, 473 cases have been confirmed.

  - Rally related (199), further transmissions (210), police (8), under investigation (56)

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

  - 230 cases total in other areas

  - To date, 119 confirmed cases of further transmissions from August 15 rallies have been found related to 11 venues. Investigation is underway.

 

Related to Jinheung Global in Dongjak-gu, Seoul City, 2 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 36 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to Seoul Asan Medical Center in Songpa-gu, Seoul City, 5 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 6 cases have been confirmed. Further investigation is underway.

 

Related to Hyemin Hospital in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul City, 6 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 16 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to a children’s book business in Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi Province, first case was confirmed on 3 September and 4 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 5 cases have been confirmed. Investigation is underway.

 

Related to an indoor food stand in Ansan-si, Gyeonggi Province, first case was confirmed on 2 September and 4 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 5 cases have been confirmed.

 

Related to a kimchi factory in Cheongyang-gun, Chungnam Province, first case was confirmed on 3 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 22 cases have been confirmed. Investigation is underway.

 

Related to an Cordyceps militaris herbal health supplement business seminar in the basement floor of Dongwoo Building in Buk-gu, Daegu City, 10 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 25 cases have been confirmed. Investigation is underway.

 

Related to officetel related to real estate auction in Yeonje-gu, Busan City, 8 additional cases were confirmed from contact investigation. In total, 13 cases have been confirmed.

 

□  Imported cases as of 0:00, 4 September:

9 new imported cases

 - 4 confirmed at the point of entry and 5 were confirmed in the community while in mandatory self-quarantine after arrival

  - 5 Korean nationals and 4 foreign nationals

Infection acquisition location (presumed):

  - China: 2

  - Asia excluding China: Russia 2

  - Europe: Turkey 1, France 1

  - Americas: US 1, Brazil 1

  - Africa: Ethiopia 1

 

□  Current COVID-19 patients under isolation:

There are 4,728 patients currently under isolation, up 2,204 from two weeks ago.

8.22

8.23

8.24

8.25

8.26

8.27

8.28

8.29

8.30

8.31

9.1

9.2

9.3

9.4

2,524

2,890

3,137

3,349

3,585

3,932

4,210

4,314

4,473

4,650

4,660

4,767

4,786

4,728

By age group:

  - 175 (3.7%) aged 0-9

  - 264 (5.6%) aged 10-19

  - 574 (12.1%) aged 20-29

  - 539 (11.4%) aged 30-39

  - 625 (13.2%) aged 40-49

  - 940 (19.9%) aged 50-59

  - 924 (19.5%) aged 60-69

  - 482 (10.2%) aged 70-79

  - 205 (4.3%) aged 80 or above

 

□  Severe/critical cases and deaths:

331 deaths total (cumulative)

157 current severe/critical cases as of today:

  - 37 (24%) are aged 80 or above

  - 67 (43%) are aged 70-79

  - 30 (19%) are aged 60-69

  - 14 (9%) are aged 50-59

  - 9 (6%) are aged 40-49

Note:

- Critical: patients treated with mechanical ventilator, ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation), CRRT (Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy)

  - Severe: patients treated with oxygen mask and high flow oxygen therapy

- ICU treatment is decided based on the need for intensive care based on factors such as clinical condition and presence of any underlying medical condition and may differ from severe and critical case classification criteria. The number of severe/critical cases may not match the number of patients in ICU.

Because of the higher risk of developing severe symptoms if infected with COVID-19, KCDC advises the elderly to avoid attending going to in-person gathering events such as door-to-door sales, real estate investment, or virtual currency investment seminars and to get tested and treated as soon as possible if feeling suspected symptoms.

 

□  The Enhanced Social Distancing Level 2 for the greater capital area has been extended to 13 September. KCDC advises the public to follow the guidelines for COVID-19 prevention.

Dining in is not allowed in general restaurants (restaurants, bars, hofs, snack bars, fast food, fried chicken, etc.) during the hours from 9 pm to 5 am. (Takeout recommended)

No eating or drinking is allowed inside the premises of franchise coffee/tea/drink shops and franchise ice cream parlors and bakeries. (Takeout recommended)

Indoor fitness facilities such as gyms, golf practice, badminton, and table tennis are not available under the current gathering ban. (Home or outdoor activities recommended)

Study cafes and study rooms are also not available due to the gathering ban. Hagwon and job training institutions also may not have on-site classes. (Online classes recommended)

 

□  Social Distancing Level 2 for the whole nation has been extended to 20 September. KCDC stresses the critical importance of public participation to contain the spread of COVID-19 and asks the public for continued participation in Social Distancing Level 2 guidelines especially during the weekend.

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

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



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

4,201

392

2,430

8

2,351

71

639

740

70

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

Indoor fitness facility in Wonju

Gwongneung Church

Kimchi factory in Cheongyang

Health supplement seller group in Daegu

Champion Table Tennis in Jungnang-gu

Jinheung Global

Aviation security company in Gangseo

Education facility for the disabled in Seocho

Incheon Seo-gu Office

Nanum Nuriteo

BHC Sinheung Sujin Branch

Darae Auction (real estate auction agency)

Seoul Theological College

Woori Jeil Church

Yeouido Full Gospel Church

Hyundai Commercial Gangseo

Cheonan Hospital

Busan

319

46

204

12

138

54

34

35

4

Daegu

7,072

71

5,329

4,512

813

4

928

744

7

Incheon

770

89

528

2

518

8

81

72

3

Gwangju

405

45

291

9

276

6

44

25

11

Daejeon

286

25

135

2

133

0

81

45

4

Ulsan

111

32

56

16

36

4

15

8

3

Sejong

67

9

45

1

43

1

9

4

0

Gyeonggi

3,527

514

2,075

29

1,980

66

506

432

56

Gangwon

202

25

121

17

103

1

32

24

3

Chung-

buk

135

25

65

6

52

7

22

23

4

Chung-

nam

374

46

228

0

227

1

48

52

21

Jeonbuk

87

27

31

1

30

0

21

8

0

Jeonnam

156

27

70

1

67

2

44

15

1

Gyeong-

buk

1,472

46

1,096

566

530

0

197

133

4

Gyeong-

nam

243

64

144

32

110

2

16

19

3

Jeju

47

16

11

0

10

1

14

6

0

Ports of Entry

1,368

1,368

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

Total

20,842

2,867

12,859

5,214

7,417

228

2,731

2,385

198

(%)

(13.8)

(61.7)

(25.0)

(35.6)

(1.1)

(13.1)

(11.4)

* 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

 

8.22

8.23

8.24

8.25

8.26

8.27

8.28

8.29

8.30

8.31

9.1

9.2

9.3

9.4

Total

24

29

31

37

42

46

58

64

70

79

104

123

154

157

Severe

20

23

24

24

24

24

32

34

38

47

69

83

101

101

Very severe

4

6

7

13

18

22

26

30

32

32

35

40

53

56

 

Total

Severe

(

%

)

Very severe

(

%

)

Total


101

(

100

)

56

(

100

)

80 and above

37

27

(

26.7

)

10

(

17.9

)

70-79

67

42

(

41.6

)

25

(

44.6

)

60-69

30

19

(

18.8

)

11

(

19.6

)

50-59

14

9

(

8.9

)

5

(

8.9

)

40-49

9

4

(

4.0

)

5

(

8.9

)

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

198

(100)

20,842

(100)

40.20

Sex

Male

94

(47.47)

9,453

(45.36)

36.55

Female

104

(52.53)

11,389

(54.64)

43.83

Age

80 or above

15

(7.58)

842

(4.04)

44.33

70-79

22

(11.11)

1,578

(7.57)

43.75

60-69

38

(19.19)

3,136

(15.05)

49.43

50-59

39

(19.70)

3,807

(18.27)

43.93

40-49

27

(13.64)

2,797

(13.42)

33.34

30-39

24

(12.12)

2,585

(12.40)

36.69

20-29

17

(8.59)

4,427

(21.24)

65.04

10-19

7

(3.54)

1,188

(5.70)

24.05

0-9

9

(4.55)

482

(2.31)

11.62

* 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

(100.00)

331

(100.00)

1.59

Sex

Male

1

(50.00)

175

(52.87)

1.85

Female

1

(50.00)

156

(47.13)

1.37

Age

80 or above

1

(50.00)

167

(50.45)

19.83

70-79

1

(50.00)

100

(30.21)

6.34

60-69

0

-

42

(12.69)

1.34

50-59

0

-

16

(4.83)

0.42

40-49

0

-

4

(1.21)

0.14

30-39

0

-

2

(0.60)

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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