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:
- April 16, 2021Moon vows continued efforts to find truth of 2014 Sewol ferry sinking
President Moon Jae-in reaffirmed Friday he will endeavor “till the last” to ensure that the truth behind the tragic Sewol ferry sinking in 2014 will be fully discovered. “I am still sorry (for the vic …
- April 16, 2021Protests against Japan's Fukushima decision spreading in South Korea
South Koreans’ protests against Japan’s bid to dump contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea are spreading across many sectors of society, with a number of protest ra …
- April 16, 2021Gwanghwamun Square expansion at crossroads
The ongoing facelift of Gwanghwamun Square in downtown Seoul is facing a go or no-go moment, with the new Seoul mayor badly wanting to scrap the expansion plan. However, some claim that it is too late …
- April 16, 2021Yellow dust storm from China, Mongolia heading towards Korea
The density of fine dust particles smaller than 10 micrometers in diameter, known as PM 10, will rise to “very bad” levels in Seoul and many other parts of South Korea, beginning Friday evening, due t …
- April 16, 2021North Korea policy, Seoul-Tokyo ties to top Moon-Biden summit agenda
The denuclearization of North Korea is expected to top the agenda during the first summit between President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Joe Biden, which will be held late next month, a Cheong Wa Da …
- April 16, 2021Local governments propose their own COVID-19 measures
Local governments have begun proposing their own COVID-19 measures without sufficient consultation with central government, raising concerns that any moves deviating from nationwide quarantine policie …
- April 16, 20217 years after Sewol ferry disaster, harrowing losses still remembered
Families of victims of the Sewol ferry disaster returned Friday to the unforgiving sea that swallowed their loved ones seven years ago, a disaster that overturned their lives and left a lasting scar f …
- April 16, 2021Korea-Japan relations plunge deeper into abyss
Following Japan’s decision to dump contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, soured relations between Korea and Japan are sinking deeper into the abyss, even raising …
- April 16, 2021Gov't holds vice-ministerial meeting to discuss Japan's Fukushima water release plan
The government held a vice-ministerial interagency meeting on Friday to discuss measures to deal with Japan’s plan to release a massive amount of radioactive water into the sea, including a push to ta …
- April 16, 2021Kim Boo-kyum, former four-term lawmaker, nominated as Korea's new prime minister
Kim Boo-kyum, a former four-term lawmaker and interior minister, has been nominated as South Korea’s new prime minister, Cheong Wa Dae announced Friday. President Moon Jae-in picked him in a Cabinet r …