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Press Release (July 10)

  • Date : 2015-07-10
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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

125

35*

26**

Increase or decrease

(July 10)

0

5

0

-5

* Age, sex and comorbidity of deaths

- Sex: Male 23 (65.7%), female 12 (34.3%)

- Age above 60 years old: 28 (80 %)

- 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 32 (91.4%).

** The states of 19 cases are stable and those of 7 cases unstable.

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

Status of quarantine

Under Quarantine

Finished

Sum

Home

Institution

Total

566

495

71

16,102

Increase or decrease (July10)

-123

-98

-25

216

¨ Update on hospitals under strict control

- Kyung Hee University Healthcare System (Gangdong) will be put out of quarantine at 12 a.m. on July 11, because additional confirmed cases have not occurred.

- Its medical staff under home quarantine will take PCR tests for MERS-CoV., before the hospital will reopen on July 13.

- Accordingly, 14 hospitals under strict control except Samsung Medical Center (Seoul) have been freed from quarantine. The 14 hospitals 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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