The COVID-19 outbreak in South Korea has hurt a lot of businesses, especially the tourism industry. So I’m posting and updating this graph here every time I get new confirmed numbers from the Korean Centers for Disease Control.
Korea’s jump in cases from late February to early March are accounted because the government aggressively tested members of the Shincheonji sect, who make up over 60% of all cases in Korea. The outbreak itself is mostly concentrated in the southeastern city of Daegu, around 80%.
Seoul itself is seeing around 5-8 new cases per day, and this number hasn’t wavered. Gyeonggi Province, which surrounds Seoul, has around 1-3 new cases per day.
UPDATE (March 24, 2020): Even though we’ve flattened the curve, we’ve had a few bumps from cluster infections. One was from a call center in Southwestern Seoul. Others have been from church congregations ignoring pleas to hold online services in lieu of crowded congregations.
Here is a video I made about it.