The number of confirmed cases caused by the “nightclub epidemic in South Korea” is still increasing. The Yonhap News Agency quoted the latest news from the Seoul Metropolitan Government on the 11th that as of 6 p.m. local time on the 11th, there have been 94 confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia related to the nightclub in Itaewon, Seoul, of which 59 were in Seoul.
At a regular press conference earlier on the 11th, the head of the South Korean Central Epidemic Prevention Headquarters, Zheng Yinjing, announced the situation of the 86 people previously diagnosed. Among them, 63 cases were people who visited overnight shops, and the remaining 23 cases were contacts of family members, friends, etc. of these people, and there have not been three cases of infection.
Zheng Yinjing urged that people who visited the nightclubs of Itaewon between April 24 and May 6 should not go out as much as possible, isolate themselves at home and undergo testing as soon as possible, preferably within two days of today and tomorrow. Zheng Yinjing said that this week is a critical period to cut off cross infection. Zheng Yinjing also said that the collective infection mainly occurred in young people, and most of them were asymptomatic or mild, and the epidemic was likely to spread in the community. Considering that the nightclubs of Itaewon opened on 2-6 this month and the average incubation period of New Coronavirus, it is expected that the number of confirmed cases will increase from 7 to 13.
On the 6th of this month, a 29-year-old Korean man was diagnosed with new coronary pneumonia. According to media reports, the man had been to five nightclubs in Seoul from the evening of May 1 to the early morning of May 2.