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:
- May 31, 2020Infections decline, but concerns persist over clusters
The number of daily new COVID-19 cases in Korea has been declining for four consecutive days, but health authorities remain on high alert for sporadic group infections.
- May 31, 2020Ruling party heavyweights gearing up for party leadership race
Some of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea’s (DPK) heavyweights are already gearing up for a race to become the party’s new leader, three months ahead of the party’s national convention set to be he …
- May 31, 2020Korean pastor bears brunt of death threats to save Chinese immigrants
Rev. Choe Hwang-kyu, 57, has risked his life to save needy and abused Chinese nationals – mostly Han Chinese migrants – for the past two decades. Death threats and blackmail by human traffickers and t …
- May 31, 2020Summer already?
- May 31, 2020Newly-launched National Assembly has highest number of female lawmakers
South Korea’s National Assembly has begun its four-year term with the highest number of female lawmakers, including the country’s first-ever female vice speaker of the unicameral legislature. Among th …
- May 31, 2020ROK-US disagree on exercises; OPCON transition may be delayed
South Korea and the United States are yet to reach agreement over how to execute planned joint military exercises in August, according to sources, Sunday, raising speculation that the disagreement may …
- May 31, 2020'Comfort woman' survivor suffers personal insults
Lee Yong-soo, a surviving victim of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery, has been the target of personal insults and ridicule online after holding media conferences where she accused activist-turned-lawmak …
- May 31, 2020Moon replaces seven secretaries at Cheong Wa Dae
President Moon Jae-in replaced seven presidential secretaries on Sunday, including naming a former Cheong Wa Dae staffer known as one of Moon’s closest aides as his new protocol secretary. Park Kyung- …
- May 31, 2020Lawmaker's aides spend five days waiting for 'first bill' title
On Thursday morning, aides to Rep. Park Kwang-on of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) started four nights and five days waiting in turn in front of the National Assembly’s center that process …
- May 31, 2020Japan keeps mum on Korea's call to lift trade curbs as deadline looms
Japan has not responded to South Korea’s renewed call to swiftly retract export restrictions imposed in a row over wartime forced labor, officials here said Sunday, as the deadline for an answer neare …