Late Friday night (Aug. 28 at around 10:30 p.m.) Jeju Island recorded its 38th COVID-19 case. It is directly connected to cases #36 and #37 and the Rooftop Jeongwon Guest House in Seogwipo.
This individual visited the guesthouse in Namwon-eup around the time of that #36 and #37 were working there (roughly Aug. 25 and Aug. 26).
This latest patient was sought testing at Seogwipo Medical Center yesterday at 3 p.m. and was confirmed COVID-19 positive by the Institute for Health and Environment at around 10:30 p.m. while in self-isolation.
The quarantine authorities of Jeju Island have initiated an epidemiological investigation on patient #38 and will release that information to the public when available.
• For COVID-19 info in Korea, contact the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hotline at 1339. It is open 24/7 in English (Press #4 on your phone keypad) and other languages.
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