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MERS Statistics (July 30)

  • Date : 2015-07-31
  • Hit : 2645

¨ Table 1. Current status of MERS cases in the Republic of Korea

Classification

of cases

Laboratory- confirmed cases

Discharged

Deaths

Cases Under Treatment

Total

186*

138

36**

12***

Increase or decrease

(July 30)

-

-

-

-

* No additional confirmed cases have been reported for the 25th straight day since July 4.

** Comorbidity: the number of high-risk patients in old age or with underlying medical conditions such as cardio-cerebrovascular disease, cancer and chronic respiratory disease is 33 (91.7%).

*** 11 out of the 12 cases under treatment have tested negative for MERS-CoV by two PCR tests, and all of the 11 cases were transferred from negative-pressure isolation rooms to general wards for ongoing treatment.

Currently, the states of 9 cases are stable and those of 3 cases are unstable.

¨ Table 2. Current status of MERS quarantine in the Republic of Korea

Status of quarantine

Linked to the index case confirmed on May 20

Entering the Republic of Korea after July 1

Released from quarantine

Under quarantine

Released from quarantine

Sum

Home

Hospital

Total (as of 6:00 on July 30)

16,693

10

8

2

36

Changes from previous day

-

9*

7

2

-

* Two travelers returning from the Middle East (on July 27 and 29 respectively) were put under hospital quarantine (the results of their PCR tests for MERS-CoV came out negative), and 7 contacts were put under home quarantine.

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