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Press Release (July 17)

  • Date : 2015-07-17
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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

134*

36

16**

Increase or decrease

(July 17)

0

1

0

-1

* The 176th case, a man aged 51, was discharged.

** The states of 12 cases are stable and that of 4 cases are unstable.

¨ Current status of MERS quarantine in the Republic of Korea:

As of July 17, 155 individuals are now being under quarantine.

¨ Table 2. Type of Confirmed Cases

Type

Total

Inpatients

Family members or visitors (visiting hospital)

Medical professionals or staff

Sum

Doctors

Nurses

Radiographers

Transfer staff

Ambulance workers

Caregivers

Security guard

Computing personnel

Number of cases

186

82

65

39

8

15

2

1

2

8

2

1

¨ Update on the Samsung Medical Center (Seoul)

- At 10 a.m. on July 17, the Response Team will discuss when it should put the hospital out of quarantine.

- The Response Team has monitored the situation inside the hospital, and examined its future plans for infection control. If there is no problems, the quarantine period of the hospital is expected to be finished at 12 a.m. on July 20.

- If the Samsung Medical Center (Seoul) is put out of quarantine, there is no more hospital to be under strict control.

- The 14 hospitals freed from quarantine include Hallym University Medical Center (Dongtan), Eulji University Hospital, Mediheal Medical Center, Pyeongtaek Goodmorning Hospital, Changwon SK Hospital, Konyang University Hospital, Daechung Hospital, Good Gang-An Hospital, Asan Chungmu Hospital, Kaiser Rehabilitation Hospital, Konkuk University Hospital, Hallym University Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Gangneung Medical Center and Kyung Hee University Healthcare System (Gangdong).

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