COVID-19 in South Korea, June

South Korea // 24 June, 2020

At least 12,535 cases and 281 deaths. More cases associated with a cluster in Seoul, situation largely under control.

The latest updates on COVID-19 in South Korea can be found on the Ministry of Health website. ESRI Korea has also created an interactive dashboard (in Korean) detailing affected locations and case counts.

24 June: Around 30 to 50 new cases of COVID-19 have been consistently detected each day over the past couple of weeks. Health officials have suggested that Seoul is in the midst of a second wave, triggered by individuals not adhering prevention measures on a national public holiday in May. The bed occupancy rate in the capital is at about 70%. Contract tracing of all new cases is underway. In Seoul, one cluster is linked to a door-to-door sales company (which hired many employees over the age of 60). Another cluster has been identified at a table tennis club, where after members had also visited a church. The other cluster is in the city of Daejeon.  

21 June: South Korean authorities reported over a 100 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend. Half were in the capital, Seoul. The city of Daejong also reported cases which suggests spreading of the virus as containment measures are relaxed.

18 June: Newly confirmed cases have been at or below 100 per day for 70 consecutive days. Around 50 new cases have been reported each day for the past few days. There has also been an additional 2 deaths.

16 June: Small clusters continue to be reported, mostly in Seoul. Cases have also been reported in Gyeonggi Province and Incheon.

11 June: The situation in South Korea remains under control despite persistent small clusters in churches and the logistics industry and the daily average of new cases remains less than 50; most cases being from Seoul

3 June: At least 49 new cases were confirmed in the past day. Overall, about 850 people are in containment. Officials have approved the import of remdesivir for treatment of COVID-19 patients.


See May news items here




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