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MERS Statistics (July 21)

  • Date : 2015-07-21
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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

136

36*

14**

Increase or decrease

(July 21)

0

0

0

0

* 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%).

** 12 out of the 14 cases under treatment have tested negative two times for MERS-CoV, and 9 of them are now being treated at general wards after being put out of quarantine.

The states of 10 cases are stable and those of 4 cases unstable.

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

Status of quarantine

Under Quarantine

Finished

Sum

Home

Institution

Total

5

5

0

16,668

Increase or decrease (July 21)

-17

-2*

-15**

17

* Two individuals out of home quarantine are the one who travelled to the Middle East and a hospital worker. The former will be separately monitored.

** 15 individuals out of institution quarantine are 14 patients under treatment and a hospital worker.

The 14 confirmed cases who are now put out of institution quarantine will be excluded when calculating the number of individuals under institution quarantine, but remains on the list of patients under treatment.

¨ Table 3. Current status of discharged cases

Total

Sex

Age

Male

Female

20s or younger

30s

40s

50s

60s

70s or above

136

76

60

14

22

28

32

22

18

¨ Table 4. Current status of deaths

Total

Sex

Age

Male

Female

20s or younger

30s

40s

50s

60s

70s or above

36

24

12

0

0

1

6

11

18

¨ Table 5. 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

¨ Table 6. Age of confirmed cases

Confirmed Cases

30s or younger

40s

50s

60s

70s or above

186

40

29

42

36

39

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