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Hyunjoo Joo1 and Yun-Jung Kang2

1Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Dankook University, Cheonan 31116, Republic of Korea.
2Department of Clinical Laboratory Science, Sang-ji University, Wonju 26339, Republic of Korea.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2020;14(suppl 1):721-723 | Article Number: 6318
Received: 02/05/2020 | Accepted: 08/05/2020 | Published: 10/05/2020
Abstract

A new kind of respiratory infectious disease, COVID-19, which first occurred in Wuhan, China, on December 31st, 2019, has affected all over China. After that, the first case of  COVID-19 in South Korea was confirmed on January 20th, 2020. Currently, on April 7th, the accumulated number of confirmed cases is 10,331, with 6,694 among them released from quarantine. Age distributions among the confirmed cases shows that patients between 20-29 occupy the most portion with 27%. Te younger generations occupies the highest portion of the confirmed cases. Additionally, as their high infection rate can serve as a risk factor of spreading the disease to their family members, they should actively participate in the prevention of the disease by thorough practice of social distancing. Their participation is expected to serve an important role in ending COVID-19.

Keywords

Age Distribution, Confirmed Cases, COVID-19, Social distancing, Younger generation

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