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MERS Statistics (August 1)

  • Date : 2015-08-01
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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*

138

36**

12***

16,693

Increase or decrease

(August 1)

-

-

-

-

-

* No additional confirmed cases have been reported for the 27th 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. The 3 cases who are unstable are relying on devices such as an artificial respirator or ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) for the maintenance of oxygen saturation.

¨ Table 2. Quarantine status of Travelers from the Middle East after July 1 and contacts linked to them

Status of Quarantine

Suspected

Under quarantine

Released from quarantine

Today

0

0

45*

Total (As of 6:00 on August 1)

17

82

82

* As of two suspected cases returning from the Middle East on July 27 and 29 respectively, the results of their two PCR tests for MERS-CoV came out negative. Therefore, all of contacts linked to them were released from quarantine.

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