Coronavirus (COVID-19) Collection
Characteristics of COVID-19 epidemic and control measures to curb transmission in MalaysiaThe first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was confirmed in Malaysia on January 25, 2020, marking the first wave of infection in the country that lasted for about 3 weeks (Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH), 2020). The total number of cases was low, with 22 confirmed infections, 20 of which were imported, and no fatality.
Spatial variability in reproduction number and doubling time across two waves of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea, February to July, 2020Since the first COVID-19 cases were reported in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December 2019, more than 24.7 million cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), including more than 830 000 related deaths, had been reported worldwide (WHO) as of August 30, 2020. In South Korea, the novel coronavirus was first diagnosed in a 36-year-old Chinese woman who entered the country on January 20, 2020. South Korea has since experienced two heterogeneous waves of the disease, with a total of 13 745 cases, including 295 deaths, as of July 19, 2020 (KCDC, 2020a).
Transmission potential and severity of COVID-19 in South KoreaA novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that emerged out of the city of Wuhan, China, in December 2019 has already demonstrated its potential to generate explosive outbreaks in confined settings and cross borders following human mobility patterns (Mizumoto et al., 2020). While COVID-19 frequently induces mild symptoms common to other respiratory infections, it has also exhibited an ability to generate severe disease among certain groups, including older populations and individuals with underlying health issues such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes (Adler, 2020).