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The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 15 September
  • Date2020-09-15 18:20
  • Update2020-09-15 18:20
  • Division국제협력담당관(Director for International Affairs)
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As of 0:00, 15 September 2020, the total number of confirmed cases is 22,391 (including 3,029 imported cases), of which 18,878 cases have been discharged from isolation. There are 91 new local cases, 15 new imported cases, and 4 new deaths.



Local transmission cases, as of 0:00, 15 September (cumulative since 3 January 2020)

 

Total

City

Seoul

Busan

Daegu

Incheon

Gwangju

Daejeon

Ulsan

Sejong

New

91

32

4

0

8

1

2

0

0

Cumulative

19,362

4,343

315

7,033

750

432

318

105

61

 

Province

Gyeonggi

Gangwon

Chung-
buk

Chung-

nam

Jeon-

buk

Jeon-

nam

Gyeong-

buk

Gyeong-nam

Jeju

New

31

1

2

3

1

0

1

2

3

Cumulative

3,426

191

120

393

66

133

1,437

201

38

 


Imported cases, as of 0:00, 15 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

5

2

8

0

0

5

10

8

7

Total

3,029

23

1,438

556

916

82

14

1,428

1,601

1,882

1,147

(0.8%)

(47.4%)

(18.4%)

(30.2%)

(2.7%)

(0.5%)

(47.1%)

(52.9%)

(62.1%)

(37.9%)

Asia excluding China: Russia 2, Philippines 1, Indonesisa 1, Kuwait 1 / Europe: Poland 1, Turkey 1

America: US 6, Mexico 2

 

Case status, as of 0:00, 15 September (cumulative since 3 January 2020)

 

Discharged from isolation

Under isolation

Severe/critical cases

Deceased

As of 0:00

14 September (Mon)

18,489

3,433

157

363

As of 0:00

15 September (Tue)

18,878

3,146

158

367

Difference

(+)389

(-)287

(+)1

(+)4

* 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, 15 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

14 September (Mon)

2,151,002

22,285

18,489

3,433

363

27,476

2,101,241

As of 0:00

15 September (Tue)

2,164,578

22,391

18,878

3,146

367

27,310

2,114,877

Difference

+13,576

+106

+389

-287

+4

-166

+13,636

 

* 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, 15 September (cumulative since 3 January 2020)

Region

New cases

Total cases

(%)

Incidence rate*

(per 100,000)

Local

Imported

Seoul

32

0

4,743

(21.18)

48.73

Busan

4

0

361

(1.61)

10.58

Daegu

0

0

7,112

(31.76)

291.90

Incheon

8

1

843

(3.76)

28.52

Gwangju

1

0

482

(2.15)

33.09

Daejeon

2

1

345

(1.54)

23.40

Ulsan

0

0

141

(0.63)

12.29

Sejong

0

0

70

(0.31)

20.45

Gyeonggi

31

8

3,972

(17.74)

29.98

Gangwon

1

0

217

(0.97)

14.09

Chungbuk

2

0

149

(0.67)

9.32

Chungnam

3

0

445

(1.99)

20.97

Jeonbuk

1

0

101

(0.45)

5.56

Jeonnam

0

0

166

(0.74)

8.90

Gyeongbuk

1

0

1,489

(6.65)

55.92

Gyeongnam

2

0

271

(1.21)

8.06

Jeju

3

0

56

(0.25)

8.35

Border

Screening

0

5

1,428

(6.38)

-

Total

91

15

22,391

(100)

43.19

 

 

* 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 (15 September 2020)

Cluster

Location

New cases

Total cases

Note

August 15 Seoul rallies

Seoul

2

581

Rally related (216)

Additional transmission (315)

Police (8)

Under investigation (42)

Severance Hospital

Seoul

3

32

Healthcare staff (1)

Other staff (16)

Patients (4)

Family and caregivers (11)

Woori Church

Seoul (Songpa-gu)

9

10

Church related (6)

Family/friends (4)

K Health Industries

Seoul

4

14

Staff (8)

Visitor (1)

Family/friends (5)

Ebada

(cosmetic sales business)

Seoul

5

6

Staff (3)

Family/friends (3)

Online hiking group

Greater Seoul Area

2

43

Participants (19)

Family/friends (19)

Others (5)

Day care center

Gyeonggi Province

4

18

Users (9)

Staff (3)

Resident’s family (6)

Health supplement business seminar

Daejeon

2

59

Participants/staff/user (28), family and friends (31)

Panax ginseng business seminar

Gyeongbuk Province

1

17

Participants (16)

Visitor (1)

Officetel / door-to-door sales business

Busan

7

8

Participants (5)

Family (2)

Friend (1)

Taxi driver

Gyeongnam Province

6

7

Colleague (1)

Restaurant staff (3)

Restaurant staff’s friends (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

 

2,642 eligible people have signed up to donate their plasma for the development of COVID-19 plasma therapy. Plasma collection has been completed for 1,957 people. KDCA thanks all volunteers and encourages more people to participate.

 

Convalescent plasma has been given to 39 COVID-19 patients in 7 hospitals.

 

Remdesivir has been supplied to 370 COVID-19 patients in 53 hospitals.

 

Social Distancing Level 2 is in effect for the greater capital area until 27 September. KDCA requests the public to continue to follow the guidelines for COVID-19 prevention.

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

4,743

400

2,640

8

2,561

71

814

889

32

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:

Anyang snack bar

K Health Industries

Ginseng business seminar

Kimchi factory in Cheongyang-gun

Incheon Seo-gu Office

Anyang/Gunpo social gathering

TR Innovation / Sara Queen

Severance Hospital

Nichiren Shoshu Seoul Mission

Coupang Songpa 2 Camp

Jongno-gu Office worker

Guro-gu apartments / Geumcheon-gu livestock business

Indoor fitness facility in Wonju

Online hiking group

Suncheonhyang University Cheonan Hospital

 

 

Busan

361

46

220

12

153

55

46

49

4

Daegu

7,112

79

5,361

4,512

845

4

927

745

0

Incheon

843

93

565

2

555

8

98

87

9

Gwangju

482

50

344

9

329

6

57

31

1

Daejeon

345

27

163

2

161

0

108

47

3

Ulsan

141

36

64

16

44

4

28

13

0

Sejong

70

9

47

1

45

1

10

4

0

Gyeonggi

3,972

546

2,225

29

2,130

66

649

552

39

Gangwon

217

26

132

17

114

1

35

24

1

Chung-

buk

149

29

68

6

55

7

27

25

2

Chung-

nam

445

52

247

0

246

1

83

63

3

Jeonbuk

101

35

33

1

32

0

22

11

1

Jeonnam

166

33

76

1

73

2

45

12

0

Gyeong-

buk

1,489

52

1,107

566

541

0

197

133

1

Gyeong-

nam

271

70

161

32

126

3

17

23

2

Jeju

56

18

11

0

10

1

19

8

3

Ports of Entry

1,428

1,428

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

Total

22,391

3,029

13,464

5,214

8,020

230

3,182

2,716

106

(%)

(13.5)

(60.1)

(23.3)

(35.8)

(1.0)

(14.2)

(12.1)

* 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

 

9.2

9.3

9.4

9.5

9.6

9.7

9.8

9.9

9.10

9.11

9.12

9.13

9.14

9.15

Total

123

154

157

159

163

162

150

154

169

175

164

157

157

158

Severe

83

101

101

98

101

101

92

89

97

92

89

86

85

85

Very severe

40

53

56

61

62

61

58

65

72

83

75

71

72

73

 

 

 

Total

Severe

(

%

)

Critical

(

%

)

Total

158

85

(

100

)

73

(

100

)

80 and above

32

22

(

25.9

)

10

(

13.7

)

70-79

61

23

(

27.1

)

38

(

52.1

)

60-69

44

25

(

29.4

)

19

(

26.0

)

50-59

14

10

(

11.8

)

4

(

5.5

)

40-49

6

4

(

4.7

)

2

(

2.7

)

30-39

1

1

(

1.2

)

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

106

(100)

22,391

(100)

43.19

Sex

Male

48

(45.28)

10,225

(45.67)

39.54

Female

58

(54.72)

12,166

(54.33)

46.82

Age

80 or above

2

(1.89)

910

(4.06)

47.91

70-79

11

(10.38)

1,745

(7.79)

48.38

60-69

25

(23.58)

3,506

(15.66)

55.26

50-59

18

(16.98)

4,122

(18.41)

47.56

40-49

18

(16.98)

2,986

(13.34)

35.59

30-39

10

(9.43)

2,748

(12.27)

39.01

20-29

8

(7.55)

4,592

(20.51)

67.47

10-19

8

(7.55)

1,244

(5.56)

25.18

0-9

6

(5.66)

538

(2.40)

12.97

* 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

4

(100)

367

(100)

1.64

Sex

Male

2

(50.00)

192

(52.32)

1.88

Female

2

(50.00)

175

(47.68)

1.44

Age

80 or above

3

(75.00)

188

(51.23)

20.66

70-79

1

(25.00)

114

(31.06)

6.53

60-69

0

-

42

(11.44)

1.20

50-59

0

-

17

(4.63)

0.41

40-49

0

-

4

(1.09)

0.13

30-39

0

-

2

(0.54)

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 TRANSMISSIONexternal_image

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