On February 29, 909 new cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in South Korea – this is the highest rate during the epidemic. On March 23, 64 people became infected with the coronavirus – the smallest number in a month.
On March 23, South Korea reported the lowest daily increase in coronavirus infections in the past month, The Korea Herald writes.
By given Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 8961 cases of the disease were recorded in the country, 111 people died.
Over the past day, 64 people fell ill in the country, 14 of them (or 21.9%) – arrivals from abroad.
# 코로나 19 국내 발생 현황 (3.23.)
유럽 발 모든 입국자 대상 코로나 19 진단 검사 실시 중 (3.22. ~)
신규 확진 자 64 명 중 해외 유입 관련 사례 14 건 (21.9%)
유럽 발 입국자 1,442 명 중 유증 상자 152 명 격리 및 진단 검사 실사
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– 질병 관리 본부 • 1339 (@KoreaCDC) March 23, 2020
Channel NewsAsia reports that for most of February, several hundred new infections were recorded in South Korea every day. The record was set on February 29 – 909 cases.
The Korea Herald writes that the situation changed when the government introduced stricter border crossing rules. All arriving from Europe now mandatory test for coronavirus. Rexpenses for testing and treatment as citizens South Korea and foreigners are covered from the state budget.
Regardless of the test results, those who have entered the country from Europe for a long stay must be self-insulated for 14 days at home or in a special government agency. Those who arrived with a short visit and received a negative test result, are still located “under the active control of the government, “notes the publication.
Altogether in South Korea’s coronavirus were tested over 338 thousand people (the country’s population is more than 51 million people), the result is more 315 thousand of them were negative, some of the analyzes are still in laboratories.
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic. According to the American Johns Hopkins University on March 24, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 375 thousand, and more than 100.9 thousand of them recovered, and 16.5 thousand died.
The WHO noted that in most cases the disease is characterized by a mild course and ends in recovery.