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MERS Statistics (August 5)

  • Date : 2015-08-05
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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 2)

-

-

-

-

-

* No additional confirmed cases have been reported for 31 straight days since July 4.

** 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, 9 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.

*** #172 (Female, 61) has been treated in a general ward and will be discharged today.

¨ Table 2. Quarantine status of suspected cases from the Middle East & contacts linked to them since July 1

Status of Quarantine

Suspected cases

Contacts

Released from quarantine

Today

0*

0**

-

Total (As of 6:00 on August 4)

22

0

156

* Of travelers from the Middle East, 2 suspected cases were discovered on August 2, however, they all tested negative for MERS-CoV. As of August 5, 6:00 A.M., there is neither a suspected case nor a quarantined individual at home among people with a history of travelling to the Middle East.

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