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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 27 April
  • Date2020-04-27 17:58
  • Update2020-04-27 18:02
  • DivisionDivision of Risk assessment and International cooperation
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Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea


27 April 2020



 

As of 0:00, 27 April 2020, a total of 10,738 cases (including 1,044 imported cases) have been confirmed, of which 8,764 cases (81.6%) have been discharged from isolation. Newly confirmed cases are 10 in total.

 

[Table 1. Total confirmed and suspected cases]

Period

(since 3 Jan)

Total

Tested positive

Being tested

Tested negative

Confirmed

Discharged from isolation

Under isolation

Deceased

As of 0:00

26 April (Sun)

598,285

10,728

8,717

1,769

242

8,999

578,558

As of 0:00

27 April (Mon)

601,660

10,738

8,764

1,731

243

8,895

582,027

Difference

(+)3,375

(+)10

(+)47

(-)38

(+)1

(-)104

(+)3,469

 


[Table 2. Imported cases in Korea (as of 0:00, 27 April 2020)]


 

Total

Region/Country

Where confirmed

Nationality

China

Asia ex-China

Europe

Americas

Africa

Australia

Point of Entry

Community

Korean

Other

New

7

0

2

2

3

0

0

5

2

5

2

Total

1,044

17

117

448

458

3

1

436

608

953

91

(1.6%)

(11.2%)

(42.9%)

(43.9%)

(0.3%)

(0.1%)

(41.8%)

(58.2%)

(91.3%)

(8.7%)

 

Epidemiological links have been found for 80.7% of the total cases; 9.6% are either under investigation or sporadic cases. More details on the epidemiological links within each province or city are shown in Table 3.

 

From contact tracing in relation to the Daegu case (confirmed on 23 April), 1 additional case was confirmed. In Busan, investigation and testing of contacts for the restaurants, accommodations, bars, clubs, and other places visited are underway. The 143 contacts are under home quarantine. The clubs/bars have been ordered to suspend operation.

 

From Yecheon-gun, Gyeongbuk Province, 1 additional case was confirmed from testing conducted for release from quarantine. In total, 40 cases (including 3 in Andong and 1 in Mungyeong) have been confirmed since 9 April.

 

From Myongji Hospital in Goyang City, Gyeonggi Province where 2 healthcare workers had tested positive, all workers in the isolation ward were tested. 44 workers tested negative. Disinfection measures have been completed for the area where confirmed patient stayed. 14 healthcare-worker contacts have been placed under quarantine.

(The figures in Table 3 are based on cases reported to KCDC before 0:00 of 27 April and may differ from above.)

 

Stressing that COVID-19 outbreak is still ongoing, KCDC asked people to actively cooperate in Social Distancing especially during the upcoming holidays.

  - Non-essential social gatherings, events, or travel plans should be refrained during Social Distancing period.

  - People who cannot avoid traveling should refrain from going on trips in large groups and instead move in small family units. They should also refrain from visiting enclosed/crowded places where it is easy to come in close contact with other people. They should keep 2 meters away from other people, wear facemasks, wash hands thoroughly, and refrain from touching their eyes/nose/mouth.

 - Nightlife entertainment venues are recommended to refrain from operating as much as possible. Such venues that remain in operation must comply with infection prevention/control guidelines including checking people for fever or respiratory symptoms, requiring everyone to wear facemasks, and disinfecting/ventilating thoroughly.

 - KCDC also stressed that people who have suspected COVID-19 symptoms should not go to work or leave home and should go to a screening center to be tested.

 - In particular, people who develop COVID-19 suspected symptoms after coming in close contact with other people in an enclosed space or along with more than 2-3 people at work or family unit also showing COVID-19 suspected symptoms such as fever or coughing are advised to get tested early by calling the call center (1339 or area code + 120) or visiting a screening center.

 


  

 

[Table 3: Regional distribution and epidemiological links of the confirmed cases]


Region

Confirmed cases

Other major clusters


Total

Imported cases

Clusters

Other*

New cases

Sub-

total

Shin-

cheonji

Other clusters

Contacts of confirmed cases

Imported cases

Seoul

629

248

357

8

262

18

69

24

0

Guro-gu call center (98), Dong-an Church-PC Cafe (20), Manmin Central Church (41), etc.

Busan

137

24

84

12

53

18

1

29

0

Onchun Church (39), Suyeong-gu Kindergarten (5), etc.

Daegu

6,847

18

6,105

4,510

662

929

4

724

1

Second Mi-Ju Hospital (196), Hansarang Convalescent Hospital (128), Daesil Convalescent Hospital (100), Fatima Hospital (37), etc.

Incheon

92

41

47

2

34

5

6

4

0

Guro-gu call center (20), etc.

Gwangju

30

14

16

9

0

1

6

0

0

 

Daejeon

40

10

21

2

11

8

0

9

0

Korea Forest Engineer Institute (3), etc.

Ulsan

43

12

24

16

1

4

3

7

0

 

Sejong

46

3

42

1

38

3

0

1

0

Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (30), gym facilities (8)

Gyeonggi

671

159

470

29

320

59

62

42

3

Grace River Church in Seongnam (72), Guro-gu call center-Bucheon SaengMyeongSu Church (48), Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital (50), etc.

Gangwon

53

14

32

17

15

0

0

7

0

Apartments in Wonju City (3), Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital (10), etc.

Chung-
buk

45

5

32

6

18

6

2

8

0

Goesan-gun Jangyeon-myeon (11)

Chung-
nam

142

12

120

0

118

1

1

10

1

Gym facilities in Cheonan (103), research center in Seosan (9), etc.

Jeonbuk

18

9

4

1

3

0

0

5

0

 

Jeonnam

15

7

7

1

3

2

1

1

0

Manmin Central Church (2)

Gyeong-
buk

1,364

10

1,220

566

462

192

0

134

0

Cheongdo Daenam Hospital (120), Bonghwa Pureun Nursing Home (68), pilgrimage to Israel (49), Gyeongsan Seo Convalescent Hospital (66), Yecheon-gun (39), etc.

Gyeong-
nam

117

14

85

32

46

6

1

18

0

Geochang Church (10), Geochang Woongyang-myeon (8), Wings Tower (10), etc.

Jeju

13

8

1

0

0

0

1

4

0

 

Airport

436

436

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

 

Total

10,738

1,044

8,667

5,212

2,046

1,252

157

1,027

10

 

(9.7)

(80.7)

(48.5)

(19.1)

(11.7)

(1.5)

(9.6)

* Not classified into a cluster or under investigation

The interim classification is based on the reporting location, which may change depending on further epidemiological investigation.



[Figure 1: Distribution of confirmed cases based on location reported]

 

* Refer to attachment 

 


[Table 4: Age distribution of severe cases]


Age group

Total

Severe

(

%

)

Very severe

(

%

)

Total

42

13

(

100.0

)

29

(

100.0

)

80 or above

9

3

(

23.1

)

6

(

20.7

)

70-79

17

4

(

30.8

)

13

(

44.8

)

60-69

10

4

(

30.8

)

6

(

20.7

)

50-59

4

2

(

15.4

)

2

(

6.9

)

40-49

2

0

(

0.0

)

2

(

6.9

)

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

)


 

 

[Table 5: Distribution of cases that retested positive]


Age group

Total

(

%

)

Total

268

(

100.0

)

80 or above

23

(

8.6

)

70-79

15

(

5.6

)

60-69

30

(

11.2

)

50-59

43

(

16.0

)

40-49

35

(

13.1

)

30-39

38

(

14.2

)

20-29

64

(

23.9

)

10-19

13

(

4.9

)

0-9

7

(

2.6

)


 

[Figure 2: New cases (for last 2 weeks) by chain of transmission]

 

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