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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 18 September
  • Date2020-09-18 20:03
  • Update2020-09-18 20:15
  • Division국제협력담당관(Director for International Affairs)
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□ As of 0:00, 18 September 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 22,783 (including 3,063 imported cases), of which 19,771 cases have been discharged from isolation. There are 109 new local cases, 17 new imported cases, and 5 new deaths.



Local transmission cases, as of 0:00, 18 September (cumulative since 3 January 2020)

 

Total

City

Seoul

Busan

Daegu

Incheon

Gwangju

Daejeon

Ulsan

Sejong

New

109

46

1

2

4

0

2

0

0

Cumulative

19,720

4,500

322

7,041

769

435

321

105

61

 

Province

Gyeonggi

Gangwon

Chung-
buk

Chung-

nam

Jeon-

buk

Jeon-

nam

Gyeong-

buk

Gyeong-nam

Jeju

New

32

0

3

3

7

0

5

3

1

Cumulative

3,534

191

125

407

78

133

1,450

209

39

** One local case was reclassified from Daejeon 1 to Seoul 1 based on new findings from epidemiological investigation


Imported cases, as of 0:00, 18 September (cumulative since 3 January 2020)

 

Total

Region/Country

Where confirmed

Nationality

China

Asia ex-China

Europe

America

Africa

Oceania

Point of Entry

Community

Korean

Other

New

17

0

9

3

5

0

0

2

15

5

12

Total

3,063

23

1,458

560

925

83

14

1,434

1,629

1,898

1,165

(0.8%)

(47.5%)

(18.3%)

(30.2%)

(2.7%)

(0.5%)

(46.8%)

(53.2%)

(62.0%)

(38.0%)

Asia excluding China: Uzbekistan 4, Bangladesh 1, Philippines 1, Kyrgyzstan 1, Indonesia 1, Nepal 1

Americas: US 4, Canada 1 / Europe: Netherlands 1, Italy 1, Turkey 1

 

Case status, as of 0:00, 18 September (cumulative since 3 January 2020)

 

Discharged from isolation

Under isolation

Severe/critical cases

Deceased

As of 0:00

17 September (Thur)

19,543

2,742

160

372

As of 0:00

18 September (Fri)

19,771

2,635

150

377

Difference

(+)228

(-)107

(-)10

(+)5

* Based on case data reported to the KDCA

** Critical: patients treated with mechanical ventilator, ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation), CRRT (Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy) / Severe: patients treated with oxygen mask and high flow of oxygen therapy

Figures subject to correction based on findings from epidemiological investigations

Overall case and test status, as of 0:00, 18 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

17 September (Thur)

2,191,892

22,657

19,543

2,742

372

25,508

2,143,727

As of 0:00

18 September (Fri)

2,206,365

22,783

19,771

2,635

377

25,403

2,158,179

Difference

+14,473

+126

+228

-107

+5

-105

+14,452

 

* Based on case data reported to the KDCA

** 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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Regional distribution of cases, as of 0:00, 18 September (cumulative since 3 January 2020)

Region

New cases

Total cases

(%)

Incidence rate*

(per 100,000)

Local

Imported

Seoul

46

0

4,904

(21.52

50.38

Busan

1

1

369

(1.62)

10.82

Daegu

2

0

7,120

(31.25

292.22

Incheon

4

2

865

(3.80)

29.26

Gwangju

0

0

485

(2.13)

33.29

Daejeon

2

1

350

(1.54)

23.74

Ulsan

0

0

141

(0.62)

12.29

Sejong

0

0

70

(0.31)

20.45

Gyeonggi

32

5

4,089

(17.95

30.86

Gangwon

0

0

217

(0.95)

14.09

Chungbuk

3

0

154

(0.68)

9.63

Chungnam

3

3

463

(2.03)

21.81

Jeonbuk

7

1

114

(0.50)

6.27

Jeonnam

0

0

167

(0.73)

8.96

Gyeongbuk

5

0

1,502

(6.59)

56.41

Gyeongnam

3

1

281

(1.23)

8.36

Jeju

1

1

58

(0.25)

8.65

Border

Screening

0

2

1,434

(6.29)

-

Total

109

17

22,783

(100)

43.94

 

 

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

* Incidence rate based on the number of confirmed cases with the address of the reporting institution

 

Major local clusters as of 12:00 today (18 September 2020)

Cluster

Location

New cases

Total cases

Note

August 15 Seoul rallies

Seoul

5

609

Rally related (216)

Additional transmission (346)

Police (8)

Under investigation (39)

K Health Industries

Seoul

5

32

Staff (8)

Visitor (4)

Family/friends (20)

Seoul Regional Tax Office

Seoul

4

5

Coworkers (4)

Family (1)

Bakaewon

(mental health care facility)

Gyeonggi Province

7

18

Staff (3)

Residents (14)

Family (1)

Nambu Church

Gyeonggi Province

2

17

Family (5)

Church members (7)

Church member’s friends/family (5)

Kia Motors

Gyeonggi Province

2

13

Family (4)

Staff (9)

Central Hospital

Gyeonggi Province

6

7

Residents (4)

Resident’s family (1)

Staff (2)

Marine Science High School

Chungnam Province

1

6

Students (2)

Teachers (2)

Teacher’s family (1)

School bus driver (1)

Office in Inhwa-dong, Iksan-si

Jeonbuk Province

1

10

Manager (1)

Visitors (7)

Family, etc. (2)

* The specific figures 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

 

Remdesivir has been supplied to 409 patients in 58 hospitals.

 

There have been 4 clusters (56 cases) related to religious facilities in September.

In some facilities, in-person service/mass occurred without proper ventilation

Small gatherings such as online worship preparation team meetings or conversations over lunch/dinner before or after services occurred without proper mask wearing

KDCA asks the public to avoid all in-person gatherings and asks religious facilities to have all religious activities in non-face-to-face ways

 

KDCA asks the public to take precautions when engaging in outdoor activities during fall season when tick-borne and rodent-borne infectious diseases increase.

Wear long sleeve shirts and long pants to minimize skin exposure when hiking, farming, etc.

Wear long boots when working near standing water

Those who work outdoors frequently (such as soldiers and farmers) are recommended to get vaccinated for HFRS

Get treated as soon as possible if having suspected symptoms

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

4,904

404

2,666

8

2,586

72

875

959

47

Past large clusters:

Sarang Jeil Church (1168)

Aug 15 Seoul rallies (582)

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:

Bakaewon (mental health care facility)

Kia Motors

Dongiksan Marriage Consulting

Seveance Hospital

K Health Industries

Ginseng business seminar

Health supplement seminar

Woori Church

Online hiking group

Snack bar in Anyang

Kimchi factory in Cheongyang-gun

Seohaero Church

Incheon Seo-gu Office

Anyang/Gunpo social gathering

Nichiren Shoshu Seoul Mission

 

Busan

369

47

225

12

158

55

47

50

2

Daegu

7,120

79

5,363

4,512

847

4

929

749

2

Incheon

865

96

580

2

570

8

102

87

6

Gwangju

485

50

374

9

359

6

32

29

0

Daejeon

350

29

165

2

163

0

107

49

2

Ulsan

141

36

64

16

44

4

28

13

0

Sejong

70

9

47

1

45

1

10

4

0

Gyeonggi

4,089

555

2,275

29

2,180

66

687

572

37

Gangwon

217

26

132

17

114

1

35

24

0

Chung-

buk

154

29

68

6

55

7

33

24

3

Chung-

nam

463

56

247

0

246

1

93

67

6

Jeonbuk

114

36

38

1

37

0

26

14

8

Jeonnam

167

34

101

1

98

2

23

9

0

Gyeong-

buk

1,502

52

1,108

566

542

0

205

137

5

Gyeong-

nam

281

72

163

32

128

3

20

26

4

Jeju

58

19

11

0

10

1

22

6

2

Ports of Entry

1,434

1,434

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

Total

22,783

3,063

13,627

5,214

8,182

231

3,274

2,819

126

(%)

(13.4)

(59.8)

(22.9)

(35.9)

(1.0)

(14.4)

(12.4)

* 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

 

9.5

9.6

9.7

9.8

9.9

9.10

9.11

9.12

9.13

9.14

9.15

9.16

9.17

9.18

Total

159

163

162

150

154

169

175

164

157

157

158

160

160

150

Severe

98

101

101

92

89

97

92

89

86

85

85

88

84

76

Very severe

61

62

61

58

65

72

83

75

71

72

73

72

76

74

 

 

 

Total

Severe

(

%

)

Critical

(

%

)

Total

150

76

(

100

)

74

(

100

)

80 and above

26

13

(

17.1

)

13

(

17.6

)

70-79

64

28

(

36.8

)

36

(

48.6

)

60-69

42

25

(

32.9

)

17

(

23.0

)

50-59

12

7

(

9.2

)

5

(

6.8

)

40-49

5

2

(

2.6

)

3

(

4.1

)

30-39

1

1

(

1.3

)

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

)

* 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.

Confirmed cases by gender and age group

 

New cases

(%)

Total cases

(%)

Incidence rate*

(per 100,000)

Total

126

(100)

22,783

(100)

43.94

Sex

Male

57

(45.24)

10,423

(45.75)

40.30

Female

69

(54.76)

12,360

(54.25)

47.57

Age

80 or above

5

(3.97)

923

(4.05)

48.60

70-79

12

(9.52)

1,792

(7.87)

49.68

60-69

24

(19.05)

3,582

(15.72)

56.46

50-59

24

(19.05)

4,204

(18.45)

48.51

40-49

21

(16.67)

3,044

(13.36)

36.28

30-39

17

(13.49)

2,785

(12.22)

39.53

20-29

16

(12.70)

4,647

(20.40)

68.27

10-19

4

(3.17)

1,259

(5.53)

25.48

0-9

3

(2.38)

547

(2.40)

13.18

* 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

5

(100)

377

(100)

1.65

Sex

Male

3

(60.00)

198

(52.52)

1.90

Female

2

(40.00)

179

(47.48)

1.45

Age

80 or above

1

(20.00)

194

(51.46)

21.02

70-79

4

(80.00)

118

(31.30)

6.58

60-69

0

-

42

(11.14)

1.17

50-59

0

-

17

(4.51)

0.40

40-49

0

-

4

(1.06)

0.13

30-39

0

-

2

(0.53)

0.07

20-29

0

-

0

(0.00)

0.00

10-19

0

-

0

(0.00)

0.00

0-9

0

-

0

(0.00)

0.00


IMPORTED CONFIRMED CASES

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NEW CASES (LAST 2 WEEKS) BY CHAIN OF TRANSMISSION

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