Abstract We report the first 7,755 patients with confirmed COVID19 in Korea as of March 13, 2020. A total of 66 deaths were identified, resulting case fatality proportion of 0.9%. Older people, and those with coexisting medical conditions were at risk for fatal outcomes. The highest number of cases were from Daegu, followed by Gyeongbuk, with elevated age-stratified case fatality. This summary may help to understand the disease dynamics in the early phase of COVID19 outbreak, therefore, to guide future public health measures.
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