Contact Tracing during Coronavirus Disease Outbreak, South Korea, 2020.Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Oct; 26(10):2465-2468.EI
We analyzed reports for 59,073 contacts of 5,706 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) index patients reported in South Korea during January 20-March 27, 2020. Of 10,592 household contacts, 11.8% had COVID-19. Of 48,481 nonhousehold contacts, 1.9% had COVID-19. Use of personal protective measures and social distancing reduces the likelihood of transmission.