[Update Feb. 24] Additional Seogwipo locations visited by the 2nd Jeju COVID-19 patient Feb. 19: 5:55 p.m. and 6:25 p.m. Seogwipo McDonald's Drive-Thru. Then took bus 510. Feb. 20 1:15 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. Sister Field bakery (Gangjeong-dong). From 1:20 to 1:25 Hana Bank. Then took bus 510. Feb. 21 2:30 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. Jungmun Hanaro Mart. This store is closed today (Feb. 24). Source: Seogwipo City www.instagram.com/p/B87u7h8gNOP
Jeju Island has confirmed a second possible COVID-19 case and given the rapidly changing situation on the island, Governor Won Heeryong has called for two emergency meetings per day to coordinate with health authorities and government officials around the island.
The first case was identified on Tuesday. The patient is a member of the Navy who visited Daegu Feb. 13 to Feb. 18 while on leave. Upon arriving on Jeju on Feb. 18, he returned directly to his unit at a military barracks. He is being treated at a hospital in Jeju City.
A second Jeju case reported in the last 24 hours involves a 22-year-old female staff member of a hotel in Seogwipo. This case is complicated by the fact that the worker at the WE Hotel was on duty on Feb. 17 and Feb. 19. She arrived on Jeju on Feb. 16. She took public buses 202 and 510 on Feb. 19 to go to a clinic in Jungmun (3:45 p.m.) and Yeollin Hospital (서귀포 열린병원) between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. On Feb. 20 she again took bus 202 to shop at Seogwipo E-Mart from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. On Feb. 21 she took bus 182 to return to the hospital.
If you were in these areas on the dates listed above, or are experiencing any symptoms (fever, cough) please feel free to contact the 1339 Call Center hotline of the KCDC which is available in English and other languages. A three-way call with interpreters on the line will be available after pressing #4 on your telephone keypad. Here is a list of addresses and phone numbers for local Jeju hospitals: http://bitly.com/jnewcov
Officials at the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported on Saturday a spike of 142 new cases of COVID-19 in Korea, bringing the total number of infections to 346 nationwide. Most of this new outbreak is centered around the city of Daegu and in the Cheongdo area of the mainland. Two fatalities have been recorded thus far. As of Feb. 22, the national alert level remains at “orange,” the second highest tier of four, despite the spike in confirmed COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours.