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Press Release (July 6)

  • Date : 2015-07-06
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¨ Table 1. Current status of MERS cases in Republic of Korea

Classification

of cases

Laboratory- confirmed cases

Discharged

Deaths

Cases Under Treatment

Total

186

117

33*

36**

Increase or decrease

(July 6)

0

1

0

-1

* Age, sex and comorbidity of deaths

- Sex: Male 22 (66.7%), female 11 (33.3%)

- Age above 60 years old: 27 (81.8 %)

- 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 30 (90.9%).

** The states of 24 cases are stable and those of 12 cases unstable.

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

Status of quarantine

Under Quarantine

Finished

Sum

Home

Institution

Total

907

664

243

15,419

Increase or decrease (July 6)

-75

-14

-61

261

¨ Update on hospitals under strict control

1) - Hallym University Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital will be put out of quarantine at 12 a.m. on July 7.

- Before finishing the quarantine period, the response team will monitor the situation inside the hospital at 10 a.m. on July 6. The monitoring involves PCR tests and disinfection.

2) - Gangneung Medical Center will be put out of quarantine at 12 a.m. on July 7

- 162 individuals under home quarantine have developed no symptoms.

- Whether a dialysis patient quarantined at the hospital will be discharged or transferred to other medical facilities will be discussed and decided by the doctor in charge and physicians in the infectious diseases division on July 7.

¨ Update on National Safe Hospitals

- Six medical institutions are newly designated as National Safe Hospitals. Three of them (Seongnam Central Hospital, Asan Chungmu Hospital and Daechung Hospital) were where MERS cases occurred or visited, but after the end of incubation or quarantine period, they have thoroughly conducted disinfection measures on their whole building.

- The new National Safe Hospitals include Seongnam Central Hospital, Asan Chungmu Hospital, Daechung Hospital, Ansan Hospital of Korea Workers' Compensation and Welfare Service, Hanyang Rheumatis Hospital and Gupo Sacred Heart Hospital.

- Depending on results of the inspection of National Safe Hospitals by the Ministry of Health and Welfare (Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service) and the Korean Hospital Association, Incheon Medical Center was excluded from the list of National Safe Hospitals on July 2, because it has still failed to comply with requirements such as arranging a temporary isolated place.

-Accordingly, the number of National Safe Hospitals increased to 285.

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