The event had about 29 dance instructors coming from other towns. It was the biggest source of the number of cases not only in Cheonan but in the whole Chungcheongnamdo which hit 102 as of March 10.
Eight of the dance instructors (4 from Chungnam, 1 from Seoul, 1 from Sejong, and 1 from Gyeonggi) were confirmed to be infected. Seventeen were negative and a second round of tests are underway for the rest. Six more people caught the virus from the confirmed zumba dance instructor from Sejong.
In Cheonan, the first confirmed case is that of a 25-year-old member of the Korean Air Force. He is from Cheonan but based in Daegu and on duty at Gyeryongdae Air Force Weather Corps. Except for that, most of the cases are related to the Zumba event.
The second confirmed patient in Cheonan was traced to a Zumba instructor, identified as patient number 5 in Cheonan (Cheonan No. 5.) Cheonan’s number of confirmed patients currently stand at 96 including four Zumba dance instructors, 54 students, and 34 family members and acquaintances.
As of March 10, the youngest patient reported on the Cheonan City government website is a two-year-old related to patient number 29. Most of the patients are between the ages of 30s to early 50s. Fifty-five of them are being treated at Cheonan Medical Center. Other patients are in local university hospitals (9 in Dankook, 5 in Soonchunhyang) and other medical centers in nearby towns of Hongseong, Seosan and Gongju.