February 22nd South Korean Epidemic Data Update: Super Spread Has Occurred
[87 new cases of newly diagnosed pneumonia in South Korea, cumulatively confirmed 433 cases]South Korea ‘s Central Epidemic Prevention Headquarters reported on the 22nd that as of 4:00 pm on the day, South Korea added 87 new cases of newly diagnosed pneumonia, with a total of 433 confirmed cases.
South Korea ‘s Central Emergency Response Division ‘s copy minister, Kim Kwang-li, said at a press conference on the morning of the 22nd that the government has decided to maintain the early warning level of the new crown virus at the second-highest vigilance level.
Jingang Li said that the highest level of severity is the epidemic prevention mechanism adopted when community transmission occurs across the country.
At present, the domestic new crown epidemics have concentrated in specific regions, specific groups and facilities.
The government manages the areas of Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do as special areas for infectious diseases, and adopts epidemic prevention measures equivalent to those at severe levels in actual work.
Previous news: The South Korean epidemic has worsened.
According to the news from the Korea Disease Management Headquarters, there were 100 new cases of new coronary pneumonia in South Korea on the 21st, and the total number of cases increased to 204.
溯源疑似超级感染者 韩国大邱市21日街景 韩国疾控部门表示，在21日新增的病例中，绝大部分与发生在新天地教会大邱分部的超级传播事件有关，目前该病例群已有至少144 confirmed cases.
Daegu is the fourth largest city in South Korea except Seoul, Busan, and Incheon.
A 61-year-old woman in Daegu who triggered the spread of the community in Daegu and detonated the 杭州桑拿网 chain effect was called the 31st case by the Korean CDC.
The woman has not been abroad in the past 3 months and has no clear history of contact with people at high risk in the affected areas.
She sought medical treatment in Seoul at the end of January in a car accident. After returning to Daegu, she developed fever on February 7 and then went to the hospital for treatment.
However, until the diagnosis was confirmed on February 17th, the case had traveled to many companies, such as companies, local hospitals, churches, hotels, etc., in Daegu City.
The most worrying thing was that she went to the local Xintiandi church four times to attend the gathering, two of which were after symptoms.
Earlier, the South Korean disease control department said that the route of infection in the 31st case was unclear.
When and where she was infected with the virus, no clear conclusions have been given.
On the 20th, the latest investigation showed that the case may be related to Daenam Hospital in Cheongdo-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do, another severely affected area in South Korea.
The hospital has confirmed 16 cases, including five cases of medical staff infection.
At first we thought that case 31 might have been infected while seeing a doctor in Seoul.
However, it was later discovered that the time between the onset of the patient and the trip to Seoul was very long, and the epidemic prevention staff wondered if there were other ways of infection.
Zheng Enjing, head of the Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an interview with the Korean National Daily on the 20th.
When we asked about the activity history of case 31, we found that she had concealed it. It was not until the mobile record of the mobile phone GPS that she found that she had visited the Danan Hospital in Cheongdo-gun in early February, but did not report it.
Zheng Enjing said that after investigation, it was found that case No. 31 had participated in the funeral of the brother of Li Wanxi, the founder of Xintiandi Church, in Danan Hospital in early February, and had contacted a group of high-risk persons with a history of travel in China.
However, the CDC has not yet been able to prove with certainty whether case 31 was infected there.
On February 19, a 63-year-old patient with pneumonia at the hospital died in the hospital. Since this patient has been living in a psychiatric ward because of a mental illness for the past 20 years, he did not go out at the first time.Screening notice.
It was not until the outbreak of the church in Xintiandi, Daegu, that after 20 days of post-mortem screening, the hospital confirmed the first case of the new crown virus death in Korea.
The number of confirmed cases related to the Xintiandi Church in Daegu has now increased to 144.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on the 21st that he requested a thorough investigation of the Xintiandi Church’s super-spread incident and the Danan Hospital funeral to track the origin of the outbreak.
The three armies of sea, air and airborne infections occurred in Daegu, South Korea, and disinfection vehicles for epidemic prevention personnel. The epidemic situation continued to escalate when the disease control department in Korea stepped back to trace the source of this super transmission event.
According to the Korean CDC, the new cases announced on the 21st included a young couple living in Gimpo, Gyeonggi-do.
They had gone to Daegu for a drink of relatives and friends, and the 31st case happened to attend the banquet that day.
The center of the epidemic, Daegu and neighboring Gyeongsangbuk-do, totaled 5 million people, and it was only an hour and a half drive from the capital, Seoul.
On the 21st, Daegu Mayor Quan Yongzhen called at a TV news conference that Daegu is currently in an unprecedented crisis.
He urged citizens to minimize or not go out.
According to the Yonhap News Agency, Seoul, Busan, Incheon, Gwangju and other city governments temporarily closed branches of Xintiandi Church on the 21st.
To make matters more difficult, South Korea ‘s Army, Air, and Air Forces confirmed on the 21st that three non-commissioned officers have confirmed the infection with the new crown virus.
According to the Yonhap News Agency, the first confirmed naval soldier served at a naval base on Jeju Island.According to the report, the soldier returned to Daegu on vacation from February 13-18, and returned to the base of Jeju Island by plane on the afternoon of the 18th to report. However, he developed symptoms of cough and fever in the base and was diagnosed on the 21st.
The infected soldiers have been treated by the military doctors, and the squadron is all under quarantine and observation.
The Korean Army’s Special Operations Command also discovered on the same day that a captain officer deployed to a unit in North Chungcheong Province was diagnosed with the new crown virus.
The captain had traveled to Daegu on 16 February to meet his girlfriend, a believer in Xintiandi Church, who was suspected to have been infected during the super-spread incident in Xintiandi Church.
In addition to the Navy and the Army, the Air Force also confirmed an Air Lieutenant infection on the morning of the 21st.
It is worth noting that the air force lieutenant’s location, Gyeryong City, is the headquarters of the Korean Armed Forces Command.
In order to control the impact of the epidemic, the U.S. military stationed in South Korea issued advance control of base access on the 20th; the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Korea also announced on the same day: from the 22nd, the three armed forces will fully implement leave control, and various routine holidays and special holidaysSuspended indefinitely.
Yonhap News Agency reported that in the first round of investigation, more than 1,000 officers and soldiers of a certain army visited Daegu and Gyeongbuk after this month.
It is expected that this number will be even more after the results of the combined investigations of the sea, land and air forces.
More than a dozen guards at the South Korean presidential palace have been quarantined. According to Korean media, more than a dozen blue tile security guards in South Korea have been asked to isolate themselves for two weeks due to possible contact with patients diagnosed with the new coronavirus.
They have all been to the hospital of the 56th confirmed patient 5 times recently.
According to a report by the Central Daily News of South Korea on February 21st, on February 20th, the Korean Disease Management Division stated that a 75-year-old patient living in Seoul became the 56th confirmed patient in South Korea.
Investigation revealed that the patient had visited an ENT hospital five times between February 6 and 17.
The hospital is only one kilometer away from Qingwatai. The guards and policemen of Qingwatai often go to the doctor.
It is reported that after the trajectory of the 56th diagnosed patient was made public, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Department surveyed the police who had visited the hospital and found that more than 20 police officers under the Seoul Metropolitan Government had visited the hospital during this period.
Among them, more than 10 belonged to the police officers responsible for the internal security of Qingwatai.
On February 21, a South Korean police official said: Police officers who may have had contact with patients have been required to rest at home for 14 days from the date of their last visit to the hospital.
It is reported that some members of the fire brigade of Qingwatai also visited this hospital on the same day as the 56th patient.
Two guard regiments and the Presidential Guard have recently completed internal epidemic prevention.
Original title: South Korea’s outbreak worsens, super transmission has occurred, and more than ten guards at the presidential palace are quarantined