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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 21 September
  • Date2020-09-21 21:35
  • Update2020-09-21 21:35
  • DivisionDirector for International Affairs
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As of 0:00, 21 September 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 23,045 (including 3,092 imported cases), of which 20,248 cases have been discharged from isolation. There are 55 new local cases, 15 new imported cases, and 2 new death.


Local transmission cases, as of 0:00, 21 September (cumulative since 3 January 2020)

 

Total

City

Seoul

Busan

Daegu

Incheon

Gwangju

Daejeon

Ulsan

Sejong

New

55

21

8

0

1

0

2

0

0

Cumulative

19,953

4,587

338

7,045

784

435

326

106

61

 

Province

Gyeonggi

Gangwon

Chung-
buk

Chung-

nam

Jeon-

buk

Jeon-

nam

Gyeong-

buk

Gyeong-nam

Jeju

New

18

0

2

0

0

0

1

2

0

Cumulative

3,617

191

129

412

79

133

1,459

212

39

 

Imported cases, as of 0:00, 21 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

15

0

11

3

0

0

1

10

5

4

11

Total

3,092

23

1,479

566

926

83

15

1,451

1,641

1,905

1,187

(0.7%)

(47.9%)

(18.3%)

(29.9%)

(2.7%)

(0.5%)

(46.9%)

(53.1%)

(61.6%)

(38.4%)

Asia excluding China: Philippines 4, Indonesia 1, India 3, Russia 1 Kyrgyzstan 1, Japan 1 / Europe: Turkey 3 / Oceania: Australia 1

Case status, as of 0:00, 21 September (cumulative since 3 January 2020)

 

Discharged from isolation

Under isolation

Severe/critical cases

Deceased

As of 0:00

20 September (Sun)

20,158

2,434

146

383

As of 0:00

21 September (Mon)

20,248

2,412

141

385

Difference

(+)90

(-)22

(-)5

(+)2

* 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, 21 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

20 September (Sun)

2,226,701

22,975

20,158

2,434

383

24,274

2,179,452

As of 0:00

21 September (Mon)

2,231,589

23,045

20,248

2,412

385

22,536

2,186,008

Difference

+4,888

+70

+90

-22

+2

-1,738

+6,556

 

* 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, 21 September (cumulative since 3 January 2020)

Region

New cases

Total cases

(%)

Incidence rate*

(per 100,000)

Local

Imported

Seoul

21

2

4,995

(21.67)

51.32

Busan

8

 

385

(1.67)

11.28

Daegu

0

1

7,125

(30.92)

292.43

Incheon

1

1

881

(3.82)

29.80

Gwangju

0

1

486

(2.11)

33.36

Daejeon

2

 

356

(1.54)

24.15

Ulsan

0

 

142

(0.62)

12.38

Sejong

0

 

70

(0.30)

20.45

Gyeonggi

18

 

4,174

(18.11)

31.50

Gangwon

0

 

217

(0.94)

14.09

Chungbuk

2

 

158

(0.69)

9.88

Chungnam

0

 

468

(2.03)

22.05

Jeonbuk

0

 

115

(0.50)

6.33

Jeonnam

0

 

167

(0.72)

8.96

Gyeongbuk

1

 

1,512

(6.56)

56.79

Gyeongnam

2

 

285

(1.24)

8.48

Jeju

0

 

58

(0.25)

8.65

Border

Screening

0

10

1,451

(6.30)

-

Total

55

15

23,045

(100)

44.45

 

 * 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 (21 September 2020)

Cluster

Location

New cases

Total cases

Note

August 15 Seoul rallies

Seoul

3

619

Rally related (216)

Additional transmission (356)

Police (8)

Under investigation (39)

Sammo Sporex in Gwanak

Seoul

2

10

Staff (6)

Friends (1)

Guest (2)

Guests’ Friend (1)

Daewoo Deoville Plus

Seoul

10

24

Staff and guest (15)

Family and friends (9)

KT1Q

Seoul

12

13

Staff (8)

Family and friends (5)

Dong-A University

Busan

3

12

 

 

Buk-gu Restaurant

Busan

5

12

 

 

Semyung Christian Church

Pohang

3

4

 

 

* 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


There has been 15 imported new cases, of which 10 were confirmed at the point of entry and 5 were confirmed during mandatory isolation. 11 of them are foreign-nationals.


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

4,995

408

2,714

8

2,634

72

898

975

23

Past large clusters:

Sarang Jeil Church (1168)

Aug 15 Seoul rallies (613)

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

Severance Hospital

Susak Catholic church

K Health Industries

Ginseng business seminar

Inhwa office

Health supplement seminar

Woori Church

Online hiking group

Kimchi factory in Cheongyang-gun

Seohaero Church

Incheon Seo-gu Office

Anyang/Gunpo social gathering

Nichiren Shoshu Seoul Mission

 

Busan

385

47

227

12

160

55

56

55

8

Daegu

7,125

80

5,369

4,512

853

4

928

748

1

Incheon

881

97

586

2

576

8

107

91

2

Gwangju

486

51

374

9

359

6

32

29

1

Daejeon

356

30

166

2

164

0

111

49

2

Ulsan

142

36

64

16

44

4

28

14

0

Sejong

70

9

47

1

45

1

10

4

0

Gyeonggi

4,174

557

2,325

29

2,230

66

697

595

18

Gangwon

217

26

132

17

114

1

35

24

0

Chung-

buk

158

29

77

6

64

7

28

24

2

Chung-

nam

468

56

267

0

266

1

82

63

0

Jeonbuk

115

36

44

1

43

0

22

13

0

Jeonnam

167

34

101

1

98

2

23

9

0

Gyeong-

buk

1,512

53

1,113

566

547

0

207

139

1

Gyeong-

nam

285

73

164

32

129

3

22

26

2

Jeju

58

19

11

0

10

1

22

6

0

Ports of Entry

1,451

1,451

0

0

0

0

0

0

10

Total

23,045

3,092

13,781

5,214

8,336

231

3,308

2,864

70

(%)

(13.4)

(59.8)

(22.6)

(36.2)

(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

 

9.8

9.9

9.10

9.11

9.12

9.13

9.14

9.15

9.16

9.17

9.18

9.19

9.20

9.21

Total

150

154

169

175

164

157

157

158

160

160

150

152

146

141

Severe

92

89

97

92

89

86

85

85

88

84

76

79

74

68

Very severe

58

65

72

83

75

71

72

73

72

76

74

73

72

73

 

 

 

Total

Severe

(

%

)

Critical

(

%

)

Total

141

68

(

100

)

73

(

100

)

80 and above

20

6

(

8.8

)

14

(

19.2

)

70-79

60

26

(

38.2

)

34

(

46.6

)

60-69

47

29

(

42.6

)

18

(

24.7

)

50-59

10

5

(

7.4

)

5

(

6.8

)

40-49

3

1

(

1.5

)

2

(

2.7

)

30-39

1

1

(

1.5

)

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

70

(100)

23,045

(100)

44.45

Sex

Male

36

(51.43)

10,552

(45.79)

40.80

Female

34

(48.57)

12,493

(54.21)

48.08

Age

80 or above

0

(0.00)

934

(4.05)

49.18

70-79

9

(12.86)

1,828

(7.93)

50.68

60-69

9

(12.86)

3,634

(15.77)

57.28

50-59

13

(18.57)

4,264

(18.50)

49.20

40-49

6

(8.57)

3,073

(13.33)

36.63

30-39

10

(14.29)

2,812

(12.20)

39.91

20-29

18

(25.71)

4,678

(20.30)

68.73

10-19

4

(5.71)

1,272

(5.52)

25.75

0-9

1

(1.43)

550

(2.39)

13.26

* 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)

385

(100)

1.67

Sex

Male

1

(50.00)

202

(52.47)

1.91

Female

1

(50.00)

183

(47.53)

1.46

Age

80 or above

1

(50.00)

199

(51.69)

21.31

70-79

1

(50.00)

121

(31.43)

6.62

60-69

0

-

42

(10.91)

1.16

50-59

0

-

17

(4.42)

0.40

40-49

0

-

4

(1.04)

0.13

30-39

0

-

2

(0.52)

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 CASES

 

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NEW CASES (LAST 2 WEEKS) BY CHAIN OF TRANSMISSION

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