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MERS_Statistics_(August_8)

  • Date : 2015-08-10
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¨ Table 1. Current status of MERS cases in the Republic of Korea

Classification

of cases

Laboratory- confirmed cases

Discharged

Deaths

Under Treatment

Released from quarantine

Total

186*

140

36

10***

16,693

* No additional confirmed cases have been reported for 34 straight days since July 4.

** 9 out of the 10 confirmed cases under treatment tested negative for MERS-CoV and are being treated in general wards.

Currently, 7 cases are in a stable condition while 3 are unstable. The 3 unstable cases are relying on devices such as an artificial respirator or ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) for the maintenance of oxygen saturation.

¨ From next week, Quarantine status of suspected cases among travelers from the Middle East & contacts linked to them will be updated on a weekly basis.

* Among travelers from the Middle East, 4 suspected cases are under quarantine, and 35 contacts are under active monitoring.

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