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:
- January 22, 2021New Korean ambassador to Japan Kang Chang-il arrives in Tokyo
New South Korean Ambassador to Japan Kang Chang-il said Friday that Seoul has a “firm” will to normalize relations with Tokyo, as he departed for the country amid a protracted row over wartime history …
- January 22, 2021S. Korean, Costa Rican leaders discuss partnerships on coronavirus, green projects
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his Costa Rican counterpart, Carlos Alvarado, had phone discussions Friday on the COVID-19 pandemic and other major issues including efforts to promote a green a …
- January 22, 2021Man gets jail sentence for attacking subway passengers over face mask dispute
A local court has sentenced a man to 20 months in prison for attacking other passengers on the subway after he was asked to wear a face mask.
- January 22, 2021When will Moon, Biden have first talks?
The timing of President Moon Jae-in’s first talks with U.S. President Joe Biden is drawing attention, after the White House announced that the U.S. leader had begun making phone calls to global leader …
- January 22, 2021Korea gears up to start COVID-19 vaccinations next month
Korea is gearing up to start COVID-19 vaccinations next month, with the first batch of vaccines expected to arrive in the country in the coming weeks. The first shipment of Pfizer vaccines for 50,000 …
- January 22, 2021Goodwill Cooperation Service International holds board of directors meeting for 2021
Global philanthropic campaigner Goodwill Cooperation Service International’s board of directors meeting for this year was held at the organization’s headquarters in Seoul’s Jongno District, Jan 21.
- January 22, 2021Sung Kim named to 3rd key US post on North Korea
Former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Sung Kim has been named the acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs. This, according to diplomatic sources, will make Kim the only …
- January 22, 2021Former triathlon team therapist sentenced to 8 years in prison in abuse case
A former physical therapist of a municipal triathlon team was sentenced to eight years in prison on Friday for sexually and physically abusing an athlete who took her own life last year. The Daegu Dis …
- January 22, 2021Woman gets suspended jail term for assaulting mother-in-law
A 56-year-old woman has been sentenced to a suspended prison term for assaulting her 89-year-old mother-in-law after discovering her husband had recently had sex with a prostitute while overseas.
- January 22, 2021Ex-US envoy optimistic about Biden gov't, hopes Singapore summit will be basis of N. Korea dialogue
Former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris said the groundbreaking 2018 summit between the leaders of the U.S. and North Korea in Singapore is “a good starting point” for the Joe Biden adminis …