Cumulative 113,444, total 1794 deaths
621 local outbreaks on average per day for one week… Above the 2.5 stage standard
On the morning of the 16th, as the number of new corona19 confirmed patients in Gwangju and Jeonnam increased at the Buk-gu screening clinic in Gwangju, the number of citizens seeking examination increased. Photo = Yonhap News
On the 17th, the number of new confirmed cases recorded mid-600 on the 17th amid spreading concerns about the 4th pandemic of the new coronavirus infection in Korea (Corona 19).
The Central Defense Response Headquarters (Bang Dae-bon) announced that as of 0 o’clock on the day, the number of new corona 19 confirmed cases increased by 658, accumulating 113447. It was 15 people less than the 673 people counted the day before, but stayed in the 600 range on the third day.
Looking at the latest aspect, it has entered the initial stage of the ‘4th pandemic’. The average number of confirmed cases per day for a week was 643, and the average daily confirmed cases of local outbreaks, a key indicator of adjusting the social distancing stage, were also confirmed to be 621, which exceeded the standard of the 2.5 stage (400-500 or more nationwide, etc.).
Looking at the path of infection of the new confirmed patients on this day, 630 local outbreaks and 28 foreign inflows were found. By region, the total number of people in the metropolitan area was 440, accounting for 69.8% of the total area occurrence.
In the case of major outbreaks, group infections involving family and acquaintances, workplaces, and entertainment facilities followed.
Nine people were tested positive after the first confirmed case occurred on the 14th in relation to acquaintances and family gatherings in Damyang-gun, Jeollanam-do. Eight people were confirmed in the case of acquaintances in a shopping district in Gumi, Gyeongbuk.
At a workplace in Seocho-gu, Seoul, 15 additional patients were confirmed after the first patient came out on the 4th. In a hold’em pub located in Seo-gu, Gwangju, six workers were tested positive one after another.
The first confirmed cases came out from the Ministry of Justice of the Gwacheon Government Complex in Gwacheon City, Gyeonggi Province, and the entire Ministry of Justice space was closed, and the first contacts were quarantined.
On the morning of the 16th, the number of new corona 19 confirmed patients in Gwangju and Jeonnam increased at the Buk-gu screening clinic in Gwangju. Photo = Yonhap News
There were 28 confirmed overseas inflows, 7 more than the previous day (21).
In terms of local outbreaks and overseas inflows (excluding quarantine), Seoul 213 people, Gyeonggi 204 people, Incheon 23 people, and 449 people in the metropolitan area. Nationally, new confirmed cases have emerged in 16 cities and provinces excluding Sejong.
The number of deaths increased by 4 from the previous day to 1,794. The average fatality rate in Korea is 1.58%. The total number of patients with severe gastric disorders was 108, which was 3 fewer than the 111 patients counted the previous day.
The number of tests performed at the screening clinic the previous day was 44,447, which is 2,240 more than the 42,207 totaled the previous day. The positive rate, calculated as compared to the number of test cases, was 1.48% (658 out of 44,447), a slight decrease from 1.59% (673 out of 42,207) on the previous day.
The cumulative positive rate as of 0 o’clock on this day is 1.35%, which is 113,000 out of 8,377779.
Kim Soo-hyun, reporter of Hankyung.com email@example.com