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MERS Statistics (July 31)

  • Date : 2015-07-31
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¨ 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 31)

-

-

-

-

* No additional confirmed cases have been reported for the 26th 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

/ linked to them

Released from quarantine

Under quarantine

Released from quarantine

Sum

Home

Hospital

Total (as of 6:00 on July 31)

16,693

47

45

2

37

Changes from previous day

-

38*

38

0

-

* A traveler returning from the Middle East and 38 contacts on the plane were put under quarantine on July 29. If the results of their PCR tests for MERS-CoV come out negative, they will be released from quarantine as of 12 a.m. on August 1.

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