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  • Source: https://www.nst.com.my/world/world/2...ses-total-9037

    S.Korea reports 76 new coronavirus cases, total 9,037
    By Reuters - March 24, 2020 @ 10:05am

    SEOUL: South Korea reported 76 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, maintaining a downward trend in new infections which raised hopes that Asia’s largest outbreak outside China may be slowing.

    The daily tally brought the country’s total infections to 9,037, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC). The death toll rose by two to 120.

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    • Source: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...virus-12573550


      South Korea reports 100 new COVID-19 cases; tighter border checks for US travellers March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
      25 Mar 2020 10:21AM

      SEOUL: South Korea reported 100 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday (Mar 25), bringing its total infections to 9,137, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

      The death toll rose by one to 126.

      Of the new cases, 34 were from travellers, KCDC data showed.

      South Korea added it would tighten border checks for travellers from the United States by Friday as concerns rise over imported coronavirus cases despite a decline in domestically transmitted infections...

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      • https://www.aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacifi...ly-45-/1780272
        COVID-19: 'South Korea recovery rate nearly 45%'

        Death toll in South Korea now at 132, less than 5,000 patients under treatment

        The recovery rate for coronavirus patients in South Korea is over 44%, local media reported Thursday.

        According to daily Korea Herald, 4,144 COVID-19 patients -- 44.8% of South Korea’s total 9,421 cases -- have "made full recoveries" since the country reported its first case on Jan. 20.


        The number of cases reached 9,421 after 104 more were confirmed by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday, along with six fatalities that raised the death toll to 132, Yonhap News Agency reported.


        This was the 15th consecutive day that South Korea reported 100 or less cases.


        A total of 4,966 patients remain under treatment, 56 of them in critical condition, while 414 were discharged from hospitals on Thursday.
        ?The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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          Fatality rate at 1.4%
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          The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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            ... https://www.cdc.go.kr/board/board.es...00000&bid=0030

            Fatality rate at 1.5%
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            The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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            • https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/...231629838.html
              South Korea reports 146 more cases of new coronavirus


              South Korea has reported 146 more cases of the new coronavirus in the country, bringing the total to 9,478.

              As of Friday, there were at least 139 deaths reported in the country
              ?The only security we have is our ability to adapt."

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              • S. Korea reports 105 new virus cases, total now at 9,583

                National 10:45 March 29, 2020
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                SEOUL, March 29 (Yonhap) -- South Korea reported 105 new cases of the novel coronavirus Sunday, bringing the nation's total infections to 9,583, the public health agency said.

                The death toll rose by eight to 152..https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN2020032...ional/national
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                  Fatality rate at 1.6%.
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                  • Source: https://www.cdc.go.kr/board/board.es...00000&bid=0030

                    The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 30 March
                    • Date2020-03-30 20:46
                    • Update2020-03-30 20:46
                    • DivisionDivision of Risk assessment and International cooperation
                    • Tel043-719-7556
                    • 557
                    Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea
                    30 March 2020


                    As of 0:00, 30 March 2020, a total of 9,661 cases (including 476 imported cases) have been confirmed, of which 5,228 cases have been discharged from isolation. Newly confirmed cases are 78 in total.
                    [Table 1. Total confirmed and suspected cases]
                    Period
                    (since 3 Jan)
                    Total
                    Tested positive
                    Being tested
                    Tested negative
                    Confirmed
                    Discharged
                    Isolated
                    Deceased
                    As of 0:00
                    29 March (Sun)
                    394,141
                    9,583
                    5,033
                    4,398
                    152
                    15,028
                    369,530
                    As of 0:00
                    30 March (Mon)
                    395,194
                    9,661
                    5,228
                    4,275
                    158
                    13,531
                    372,002
                    Difference
                    1,053
                    78
                    195
                    -123
                    6
                    -1,497
                    2,472

                    Epidemiological links have been found for 84.1% of the total cases; 11.0% are either under investigation or sporadic cases. More details on the epidemiological links within each province or city are shown in Table 2.

                    From Manmin Central Church in Guro-gu, Seoul, 10 additional cases were confirmed. The current total is 23 confirmed cases (church members = 19; family members and other contacts = 4) since 25 March. Two (2) of the confirmed cases reported yesterday have been found to have worked in a call center in Geumcheon-gu, Seoul. All 78 workers at the call center have been placed in self-quarantine and testing is underway.

                    From Second Mi-Ju Hospital in Daegu, 58 new cases (patients = 53; staff = 5) under self-quarantine were confirmed. In current total, 133 cases (patients = 127; workers = 6) have been confirmed. The confirmed cases are being transferred to other hospital(s). Measures to prevent further transmission, such as relocating inpatients to other rooms, are underway. (The figures may differ from those in Table 2 as the figures in the table are based on cases reported to the KCDC before 0:00 of 30 March.)

                    Due to the rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases in many countries around the world and the rise in the number of imported cases from overseas, starting 0:00 of 1 April, stronger infectious disease control measures will be applied for travelers arriving in from overseas.
                    Imported cases in Korea (as of 0:00, 30 March 2020)
                    Total
                    Region/Country
                    Where confirmed
                    Nationality
                    China
                    Asia ex-China
                    Europe
                    America
                    Africa
                    Airport
                    Community
                    Korean
                    Other
                    New
                    29
                    0
                    1
                    12
                    16
                    0
                    13
                    16
                    27
                    2
                    Total
                    476
                    17
                    56
                    262
                    139
                    2
                    202
                    274
                    436
                    40
                    (3.6%)
                    (11.8%)
                    (55.0%)
                    (29.2%)
                    (0.4%)
                    (42.4%)
                    (57.6%)
                    (91.6%)
                    (8.4%)
                    * Figures may change based on findings from ongoing local epidemiological investigation efforts.


                    As of today, only travelers arriving from Europe or the United States are ordered to self-quarantine. Starting 0:00 of 1 April, all Koreans and foreigners with residence in Korea arriving from all countries will be subject to self-quarantine for 14 days upon entry.

                    As of today, short-term travelers without domestic residence are subject to active monitoring rather than self-quarantine. Starting 1 April, all short-term travelers will also be ordered to self-quarantine with exceptions* allowed only for limited cases:
                    * (1) A-1 (diplomat), A-2 (official duty), or A-3 (agreement) visa types; or
                    (2) A self-quarantine exemption issued in advance by a Korean Embassy prior to entry for one of the following reasons:
                    important business purpose (contract, investment, etc.)
                    academic purpose (international convention)
                    other public or humanitarian purpose recognized as valid reason for exemption

                    Short-term travelers who do not have a place of residence or a place to self-quarantine will be allowed to use a quarantine facility provided by national or local government. In this case, the person (regardless of whether Korean or of foreign nationality) will be required to pay for the use of such facility.

                    The cost of testing and treatment for travelers arriving in from overseas is supported by the state. This is done for the sake of public interest, in order to protect Korean citizens and residents by preventing further spread of infection in Korea. However, since the decision to enter Korea at this state is the individual’s voluntary choice, and in order to prevent incentivizing more people to enter into the country adding more burden on the system, living expenses support will not be provided for those traveling in from overseas.

                    Persons traveling in from overseas who fail to comply with self-quarantine regulations are subject to imprisonment up to 1 year or fine up to 10 million won (effective 5 April) for violation of Infectious Disease Control and Prevention Act (Paragraph 1 of Article 49 and Article 79-3). Persons of foreign nationality who fail to comply may be subject to measures including deportation and entry ban in accordance with Immigration Act (Articles 11 and 46).
                    Quarantine process for travelers from overseas (effective 0:00, 1 April)
                    With symptoms
                    Screening (testing) at airport for all nationalities
                    If positive, admitted to hospital or treatment center
                    If negative, self-quarantine for 14 days at home (or facility for short-term travelers)
                    Without symptoms
                    Korean From Europe: self-quarantine for 14 days; tested within 3 days
                    From other regions: self-quarantine for 14 days; tested if symptoms occur
                    Foreigner
                    Long-term (living in Korea)
                    From Europe: tested at airport; self-quarantine for 14 days
                    From other regions: self-quarantine for 14 days; tested if symptoms occur
                    Short-term (not living in Korea)
                    From Europe: tested at airport; quarantine at facility for 14 days
                    From other regions: quarantine at facility for 14 days; tested if symptoms occur
                    Quarantine exemption cases: tested at airport; active monitoring

                    Persons arriving from overseas should return home straight after arriving at the airport. They should travel in their own vehicle or designated airport limousine bus or designated KTX train (provided specifically for this purpose). They are required to sanitize their hands and wear a facemask during movement.

                    During the self-quarantine period, the persons under self-quarantine are required to follow the self-quarantine guidelines provided. They must not share their utensils, towels and other personal belongings with their family, refrain from coming in contact with family members, roommates, or cohabitants. If they notice suspected symptoms develop (fever, cough, sore throat, muscle pain, shortness of breath, etc.) they must contact the designated public official or use the self-quarantine app to notify their symptoms and go to a screening center to be tested.

                    All persons who arrived in Korea from overseas within the last 14 days, even if they are not subject to mandatory self-quarantine, should stay home as much as possible, minimize contact with other people, maintain strict personal hygiene (washing hands, covering sneezes/coughs, etc.) to prevent infecting family members or those sharing living spaces, and call to ask a local public health center, KCDC call center (1339) or local call centers (area code + 120) to be tested at a screening center, and disclose their international travel history to the healthcare professionals.
                    The KCDC also advised employers to ensure that employees returning from international business trips will not return to their office for the first 2 weeks upon their return. In particular, employers should especially ensure that employees working at publicly used venues who have international travel history are required to work from home or take a short leave.

                    The Korean government is promoting the Enhanced Social Distancing campaign from 22 March to 5 April. The KCDC is advising high-risk facilities, businesses and sectors to limit operation, advise people to stay home and refrain from going outside, and minimize contact with coworkers at work. As the second week of Enhanced Social Distancing begins today, the KCDC again urged people to continue to refrain from attending religious gathering, going to indoor fitness or sports facilities, or otherwise engaging in activities that make it easy to come in close contact with other people in an enclosed space.
                    Call to actions for all citizens

                    Cancel or postponeall non-essential gatherings, dining out, social events, and travel plans.
                    * There have been numerous reports overseas of transmission by eating together. All meetings and events involving sharing a meal should especially be postponed or canceled.

                    If you have fever, cough, sore throat, muscle pain, or other respiratory symptoms, do not go to work. Stay home and get sufficient rest.

                    Avoid leaving homeexcept to purchase necessities, to get medical care, or to go to work.

                    Avoid handshakes and other forms of physical contact. Keep a 2-meter distance from each other.

                    Wash your hands, cover up your sneezes/coughs, and generally maintain strict personal hygiene.

                    Disinfect and ventilateyour space every day.

                    [Table 2: Regional distribution and epidemiological links of the confirmed case


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                    • New cases up again on cluster infections, imported cases

                      National 10:51 March 31, 2020

                      SEOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) -- South Korea reported a slight uptick in new cases of the novel coronavirus Tuesday, driven by a steady rise in cluster infections and imported cases.

                      The 125 new cases, which were detected Monday and up from 78 new cases a day earlier, brought the nation's total infections to 9,786, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

                      The country's death toll rose by four to 162, with more than half of fatalities being patients who are aged 80 or older.

                      Of the 125 new cases of COVID-19, 60 were in Daegu, the epicenter of the virus outbreak here, following mass infection....https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN2020033...ional/national
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                      • Source: https://www.cdc.go.kr/board/board.es...00000&bid=0030

                        The updates on COVID-19 in Korea as of 31 March
                        • Date2020-03-31 19:35
                        • Update2020-03-31 19:40
                        • DivisionDivision of Risk assessment and International cooperation
                        • Tel043-719-7556
                        • 174
                        Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea
                        31 March, 2020
                        As of 0:00, 31 March 2020, a total of 9,786 cases (including 518 imported cases) have been confirmed, of which 5,408 cases have been discharged from isolation. Newly confirmed cases are 125 in total.
                        Period
                        (since 3 Jan)
                        Total
                        Tested positive
                        Being tested
                        Tested negative
                        Confirmed
                        Discharged
                        Isolated
                        Deceased
                        As of 0:00
                        30 March (Mon)
                        395,194
                        9,661
                        5,228
                        4,275
                        158
                        13,531
                        372,002
                        As of 0:00
                        31 March (Tues)
                        410,564
                        9,786
                        5,408
                        4,216
                        162
                        16,892
                        383,886
                        Difference
                        15,370
                        125
                        180
                        -59
                        4
                        3,361
                        11,884

                        Epidemiological links have been found for 83.8% of the total cases; 11.0% are either under investigation or sporadic cases. More details on the epidemiological links within each province or city are shown on page 5.

                        From Manmin Central Church in Guro-gu, Seoul, 10 additional cases were confirmed. The current total is 33 confirmed cases (church members = 27; family members and other contacts = 6) since 25 March. Investigation into places visited by new confirmed cases and contact tracing are underway.

                        From Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital in Gyeonggi Province, 7 cases (inpatients = 4; staff/workers = 3) have been confirmed since 29 March. One patient who was in inpatient care on the 8th floor during 16-25 March was confirmed on 29 March, which prompted investigation into the contacts in the 8th floor ward, which found 6 additional confirmed cases. The 8th floor ward has been temporarily shut down. Testing is underway for around 200 healthcare staff and patients.

                        In Daegu, a total of 2,368 caregivers working in 61 hospital-grade healthcare institutions are under investigation. Approximately 97% of them have been tested as of today. All 2,118 test results returned so far have been negative.

                        Also in Daegu, a total of 2,415 inpatients admitted to 16 mental health hospitals are undergoing investigation. Approximately 67% of them have been tested as of today. All 273 test results returned so far have been negative.

                        Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in many countries around the world and the rise in the number of imported cases from overseas, starting 0:00 of 1 April, stronger infectious disease control measures will be applied for travelers arriving in from overseas.
                        Imported cases in Korea (as of 0:00, 31 March 2020)
                        Total
                        Region/Country
                        Where confirmed
                        Nationality
                        China
                        Asia ex-China
                        Europe
                        America
                        Africa
                        Airport
                        Community
                        Korean
                        Other
                        New
                        29
                        0
                        2
                        13
                        14
                        0
                        15
                        14
                        28
                        1
                        Total
                        518
                        17
                        60
                        282
                        157
                        2
                        217
                        301
                        476
                        42
                        (3.3%)
                        (11.6%)
                        (54.4%)
                        (30.3%)
                        (0.4%)
                        (41.9%)
                        (58.1%)
                        (91.9%)
                        (8.1%)
                        * Figures may change based on findings from ongoing local epidemiological investigation efforts.

                        As of today, only travelers arriving from Europe or the United States are ordered to self-quarantine. Starting 0:00 of 1 April, all Koreans and foreigners residing in Korea arriving from all overseas countries will be subject to self-quarantine for 14 days upon entry.

                        As of today, short-term travelers without domestic residence have been subject to active monitoring rather than self-quarantine. Starting 1 April, all short-term travelers will also be ordered to self-quarantine, with exceptions* allowed only for limited cases:
                        * (1) A-1 (diplomat), A-2 (official duty), or A-3 (agreement) visa types; or
                        (2) A self-quarantine exemption issued in advance by a Korean Embassy prior to entry for one of the following reasons:
                        important business purpose (contract, investment, etc.)
                        academic purpose (international convention)
                        other public or humanitarian purpose recognized as valid reason for exemption


                        Short-term travelers who do not have a place of residence or a place to self-quarantine will be allowed to use a quarantine facility provided by national or local government. In this case, the person (regardless of whether Korean or of foreign nationality) will be required to pay for the use of such facility.


                        Persons traveling in from overseas who fail to comply with self-quarantine regulations are subject to imprisonment up to 1 year or fine up to 10 million won (effective 5 April) for violation of Infectious Disease Control and Prevention Act (Paragraph 1 of Article 49 and Article 79-3). Persons of foreign nationality who fail to comply may be subject to measures including deportation and entry ban in accordance with Immigration Act (Articles 11 and 46)...




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                        • Navy sailor tests positive for coronavirus again after full recovery

                          Defense 11:33 March 31, 2020
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                          SEOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) -- A Navy sailor has tested positive again for the new coronavirus after having fully recovered from the disease, the defense ministry said Tuesday.

                          The sailor stationed on the southern island of Jeju was released from a hospital last week after recovering fully from the COVID-19 virus following monthlong treatment.


                          But he redeveloped symptoms while in preventive quarantine, and tested positive again Tuesday, officials said, adding that he was immediately sent to a hospital.

                          Last week, two other military personnel -- an Army officer and an Air Force contractor -- were found to have contracted the virus again after making full recoveries...https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN2020033...tional/defense
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                          • Source: https://www.cdc.go.kr/board/board.es...00000&bid=0030

                            Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea




                            1 April 2020




                            As of 0:00, 1 April 2020, a total of 9,887 cases (including 560 imported cases) have been confirmed, of which 5,567 cases have been discharged from isolation. Newly confirmed cases are 101 in total.



                            [Table 1. Total confirmed and suspected cases]


                            Period

                            (since 3 Jan)
                            Total Tested positive Being tested Tested negative
                            Confirmed Discharged Isolated Deceased
                            As of 0:00

                            31 March (Tues)
                            410,564 9,786 5,408 4,216 162 16,892 383,886
                            As of 0:00

                            1 April (Wed)
                            421,547 9,887 5,567 4,155 165 16,585 395,075
                            Difference 10,983 101 159 -61 3 -307 11,189


                            Epidemiological links have been found for 83.5% of the total cases; 10.8% are either under investigation or sporadic cases. More details on the epidemiological links within each province or city are shown in Table 2.



                            From Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital in Gyeonggi Province, 6 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 13 cases (patients = 5 (including 1 death); staff/workers = 6; family of patient = 2) have been confirmed since 29 March. Further epidemiological investigation is underway.



                            From Asan Medical Center is Songpa-gu, Seoul, 1 inpatient has been confirmed with COVID-19. Epidemiological investigation is underway. The patient had visited Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital during 25-26 March. Investigation into the places visited by the patient and contact tracing is underway. Healthcare staff and family/caregivers who had come in contact with the confirmed case have been placed under self-quarantine. The 43 inpatients will be placed in cohort quarantine.



                            From Manmin Central Church in Guro-gu, Seoul, 8 additional cases were confirmed while under self-quarantine. In total, 41 confirmed cases have been confirmed since 25 March. Investigation into places visited by new confirmed cases and contact tracing are underway.



                            From Hansarang Convalescent Hospital in Seo-gu, Daegu, 11 additional cases were confirmed. From two healthcare institutions in Dalseong-gun, Daegu, 4 additional cases were confirmed (Daesil Convalescent Hospital = 3; Second Mi-Ju Hospital = 1).



                            From the investigation into all caregivers working at hospital-grade institutions in Daegu, 2 cases have been confirmed.



                            Analysis of chains of transmission of confirmed cases within the last 2 weeks have found that 35.0% are imported cases; 34.9% are hospitals/nursing homes; 6.3% are other clusters; and 6.6% are under investigation.







                            Imported cases in Korea (as of 0:00, 1 April 2020)


                            Total Region/Country Where confirmed Nationality
                            China Asia ex-China Europe America Africa Airport Community Korean Other
                            New 36 0 4 14 17 1 7 29 33 3
                            Total 560 17 64 298 178 3 224 336 514 46
                            (3.0%) (11.4%) (53.2%) (31.8%) (0.5%) (40.0%) (60.0%) (91.8%) (8.2%)


























                            * Figures may change based on findings from ongoing local epidemiological investigation efforts.



                            Since 22 March, the number of inbound travelers have been under 10,000 per day. The number is expected to decrease with the implementation of mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travelers (including short-term visitors) effective starting today.



                            Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in many countries around the world and the rise in the number of imported cases from overseas, starting 0:00 of 1 April, stronger infectious disease control measures will be applied for travelers arriving in from overseas. All Koreans and foreigners residing in Korea arriving from all overseas countries will be subject to self-quarantine for 14 days upon entry. Foreigners on a short-term visit will be subject to facility quarantine and pay for the use of the facility. Exceptions to self-quarantine will be applied only for limited cases with valid reasons for exemption (such as a matter of public/national interest). The exempt persons will still be subject to testing and active monitoring.



                            Persons arriving from overseas should return home straight after arriving at the airport. They should travel in their own vehicle or designated airport limousine bus or designated KTX train (reserved specifically for this purpose). They are required to sanitize their hands and wear a facemask during movement.



                            The persons under self-quarantine are required to follow the self-quarantine guidelines provided. They must not share their utensils, towels and other personal belongings with their family, refrain from coming in contact with family members, roommates, or cohabitants. Family members, roommates, or cohabitants should wear a facemask and keep 2 meter distance from the person under self-quarantine, ventilate the living space frequently, and clean all frequently touched surfaces often. If they notice suspected symptoms develop (fever, cough, sore throat, muscle pain, shortness of breath, etc.) they must contact the designated public official or use the self-quarantine app to notify their symptoms and go to a screening center to be tested.



                            All persons who arrived in Korea from overseas within the last 14 days, even if they are not subject to mandatory self-quarantine, should stay home as much as possible, minimize contact with other people, maintain strict personal hygiene (washing hands, covering sneezes/coughs, etc.) to prevent infecting family members or those sharing living spaces, and call to ask a local public health center, KCDC call center (1339) or local call centers (area code + 120) to be tested at a screening center, and disclose their international travel history to the healthcare professionals.

                            The Korean government is promoting the Enhanced Social Distancing campaign from 22 March to 5 April. The KCDC is advising limited operation of high-risk facilities, businesses and sectors and advising people to stay home and refrain from going outside, and minimize contact with coworkers at work. The KCDC again urged people to continue to refrain from attending religious gathering, going to indoor fitness or sports facilities, or otherwise engaging in activities that make it easy to come in close contact with other people in an enclosed space, and maintain good personal hygiene including washing hands and covering coughs/sneezes....


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                            • S. Korea reports 89 more cases of new coronavirus, total now at 9,976

                              National 10:09 April 02, 2020
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                              S. Korea confirms 4 more coronavirus deaths, raising death toll to 169

                              https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN2020033...ional/national
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                              • Source: https://www.cdc.go.kr/board/board.es...0&bid=0030

                                Updates on COVID-19 in Republic of Korea

                                2 April, 2020


                                As of 0:00, 2 April 2020, a total of 9,976 cases (including 601 imported cases) have been confirmed, of which 5,828 cases have been discharged from isolation. Newly confirmed cases are 89 in total.



                                [Table 1. Total confirmed and suspected cases]
                                Period

                                (since 3 Jan)
                                Total Tested positive Being tested Tested negative
                                Confirmed Discharged Isolated Deceased
                                As of 0:00

                                1 April (Wed)
                                421,547 9,887 5,567 4,155 165 16,585 395,075
                                As of 0:00

                                2 April (Thurs)
                                431,743 9,976 5,828 3,979 169 17,885 403,882
                                Difference 10,196 89 261 -176 4 1,300 8,807

                                Epidemiological links have been found for 83.3% of the total cases; 10.7% are either under investigation or sporadic cases. More details on the epidemiological links within each province or city are shown in Table 2.



                                From Asan Medical Center is Songpa-gu, Seoul, no additional case has been confirmed with COVID-19 other than the 1 case confirmed on 31 March. Disinfection of the patient’s routes in the hospital and management of contacts are underway.



                                In Daegu, from Second Mi-Ju Hospital, 12 new cases have been confirmed. From Daesil Convalescent Hospital, 1 new case was confirmed. From Hansarang Convalescent Hospital, 2 new cases were confirmed, bringing the total from the hospital to 123 confirmed cases.



                                From Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital in Gyeonggi Province, 9 additional cases were confirmed. In total, 22 cases (patients = 10; staff/workers = 7; family/visitors = 5) have been confirmed since 29 March. Further epidemiological investigation is underway.



                                From Wings Tower Spa and Fitness in Gyeongnam Province, 7 cases have been confirmed since 28 March. (The figure on Table 2 may differ as the table is based on data reported to KCDC before 0:00 of 2 April 2020.)



                                Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases around the world and the rise in imported cases, Korea implemented stronger infectious disease control measures for inbound travelers starting 1 April.

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