Osong Public Health Res Perspect Search

CLOSE


Osong Public Health Res Perspect > Volume 11(3); 2020 > Article
COVID-19 National Emergency Response Center, Epidemiology and Case Management Team, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Corrigendum to “Coronavirus Disease-19: The First 7,755 Cases in the Republic of Korea” [Osong Public Health Res Perspect 2020;11(2):85–90]
In the above-mentioned article, the authors want to update the errors in Results and Table 3, specifically the errors in the percentages and the subheadings with clearer meaning. The authors regret this error and would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused.
In the result section, “Of 63 cases, 96.8% were reported to have comorbidities: 47.6% hypertension, 36.5% diabetes, 16% neurodegenerative disorders, and 17.5% pulmonary diseases.” should be changed to: “Of 66 cases, 92.4% were reported to have comorbidities: 45.4% hypertension, 34.8% diabetes, 24.2% neurodegenerative disorders, and 16.7% pulmonary diseases”.
The results related to fatal cases in Table 3 should be changed as follows.
Table 3
Fatal cases (n = 66) of laboratory-confirmed COVID -19 cases, as of March 12th 2020, Republic of Korea.
Variables n (%)
Age, years, median (range) 77 (35–93)

Sex
 Female 29 (43.9)
 Male 37 (56.1)

Coexisting condition*
 Any 61 (92.4)
  Cerebrovascular disease 5 (7.6)
  Heart disease 10 (15.2)
  Pulmonary disease 11 (16.7)
  Kidney disease 5 (7.6)
  Diabetes 23 (34.8)
  Hypertension 30 (45.4)
  Cancer 7 (10.6)
  Neurodegenerative disorder 16 (24.2)
 Under investigation 5 (7.6)

Region
 Daegu 47 (71.2)
 Gyeongbuk 16 (24.2)
 Others 3 (4.5)

Death before admission 5 (7.6)
Interval, days, median (range)
 Symptom → Death 10 (1–24)
 Symptom → Diagnosis 4 (0–20)
 Symptom → Hospitalization 4.5 (0–11)
 Hospitalization → Death 5 (0–16)

Total 66

* A single case may have multiple comorbidities (investigation files required).



Article and Issues
For this journal
For authors
Ethics
Editorial Office
National Center for Medical Information and Knowledge,
202, Ossongsengmyung 2nd street, Osong-eup, Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do, 28159, South Korea
Editorial Office Contact: ophrp@korea.kr               

Copyright © 2020 by Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. All rights reserved.

Close layer
prev next