Coronavirus cases and fatalities in South Korea
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in South Korea
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
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Wash your hands often
Remember to often wash your hands using soap. If it is impossible, disinfect them with alcohol-based (at least 60%) liquids/gels. The virus can be transferred from infected surfaces on the hands, so you lower the risk of infection by washing your hands often. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
Keep safe distance
Keep at least 1 – 1.5 meter distance from a coughing, sneezing or feverish person. Avoid big gatherings.
Protect others if you cough or sneeze yourself
If you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth and nose with a bent arm or a tissue and immediately dispose of it into a closed bin. Wash your hands with water and soap or disinfect them with alcohol-based (at least 60%) liquids. Covering your mouth and nose as you cough and sneeze prevents germs, including viruses, from spreading.
Regularly wash and disinfect touch surfaces
Wash surfaces often touched by many people, such as desks, counters and tables, door-handles, switches and handrails with water and detergent. All places which the household members often use should be carefully disinfected. Remember that microbes collect easily on mobile phones. Regularly disinfect your mobile phone (e.g. with wet wipes soaked with a disinfectant). Do not put a mobile phone on the table and do not use it as you eat.
Coronavirus in South Korea News:
- August 12, 2020Lotteria hit by mass coronavirus infections among employees
COVID-19 infections broke out among Lotteria employees, affecting at least 10 who attended a managerial meeting, health authorities said Wednesday, noting that they are bracing for additional cases tr …
- August 12, 2020Justice minister warned by auditors over poor management
Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae has received an administrative warning from the Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI) over her poor management of the ministry and its affiliated organizations.
- August 12, 2020Who will be Moon's new chief of staff?
Cheong Wa Dae named two new senior presidential secretaries, Wednesday, to replace two of the six senior aides who offered their collective resignation last week. But there was no mention about presid …
- August 12, 2020Briton in custody for alleged illicit filming of Korean women
Police have taken a British man into custody and transferred him to the prosecution on charges that he illegally filmed Korean women via hidden cameras and distributed the videos through his website, …
- August 12, 2020Stricter law needed to prevent dog attacks on people
Calls are mounting for the government to implement measures that will prevent dog attacks on people, such as introducing stronger punishments for dog owners in the event their pet attacks someone.
- August 12, 2020Soldiers aid rain damage recovery
- August 12, 2020US-China row calls Korea's strategic ambiguity into question
Korea’s diplomatic policy of strategic ambiguity toward the U.S.-China row is being called into question in terms of its effectiveness, with the conflict between the two world powers increasingly expa …
- August 12, 2020Calls for special pardon of ex-president revisited
Opposition lawmakers close to jailed former President Park Geun-hye are calling for a special pardon for the jailed head of state on the occasion of Liberation Day that falls on Saturday. However, the …
- August 12, 2020Ukraine trip inspires photographer to document ethnic Koreans
For photographer Jung Sung-tae, his first visit to Ukraine in mid-2015 was to work on a film project documenting a small number of residents in Chernobyl, a place still devastated by the 1986 nuclear …
- August 12, 2020S. Korea reports 54 new coronavirus infections
South Korea’s new coronavirus cases spiked to above 50 on Wednesday, as an uptick in church-traced infections shows no signs of a letup. The country identified an additional 54 virus cases, including …