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Correction to: Transmission dynamics and control of two epidemic waves of SARS-CoV-2 in South Korea

The Original Article was published on 26 May 2021

Correction to: BMC Infect Dis. 21, 485 (2021)

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-021-06204-6

Following publication of the original article [1], the authors identified errors in the abstract, article body, Fig. 1. Fig 5. and Table S6.

  • The typo “24%” in the 1st page, 3rd paragraph, should be written as ‘25%’.

  • The typo “547 and 642 cases” in the 3rd page, left-hand column, 3rd paragraph, should be written as ‘555 and 634’.

  • The typo “65 clusters”,“36.9%”, “26.1%”, and “10.7%” in the 3rd page, right-hand column, 3rd paragraph, should be written as ‘67 clusters’, ‘35.8%’, ‘25.4%’, and ‘10.5%’, respectively.

  • The typo “758” in the 3rd page, right-hand column, 5th paragraph, and “22.5%” in the 4th page, left-hand column, 1st paragraph should be written as ‘916’, and ‘25.3%’.

  • The typo “708 infector-infectee pairs”,“345 pairs”, and “363 pairs” in the Fig. 3. legend, in the 5th page, left-hand column, should be written as ‘698 infector-infectee pairs’, ‘341 pairs’, and ‘357 pairs’, respectively.

  • The typo “547 imported cases” and “642 imported cases” in the 5th page, right-hand column, 1st paragraph, should be written as ‘555 imported cases’ and ‘634 imported cases’, respectively.

  • The corrected Fig. 1 is given below.

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  • The corrected Fig. 5 is given below

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  • The corrected Table S6 is given below.

  First epidemic wave Second epidemic wave
Age group (years) No. of unlinked cases No. of confirmed cases Proportion of unlinked
(95% CI), %
No. of unlinked cases No. of confirmed cases Proportion of unlinked
(95% CI), %
0–19 15 100 15.0 (9.3–23.3) 26 150 17.3 (12.1–24.2)
20–39 124 475 26.1 (22.4–30.2) 117 539 21.7 (18.4–25.4)
40–59 113 576 19.6 (16.6–23.1) 133 551 24.1 (20.8–27.9)
60–79 60 261 23.0 (18.3–28.5) 136 570 23.9 (20.5–27.5)
≥80 10 49 20.4 (11.5–33.6) 16 93 17.2 (10.9–26.1)
NA 4 22 18.2 (7.3–38.5) 162 427 37.9 (33.5–42.6)
Overall 326 1483 22.0 (19.9–24.2) 590 2330 25.3 (23.6–27.1)

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    Ryu S, Ali ST, Noh E, Kim D, Lau EHY, Cowling BJ. Transmission dynamics and control of two epidemic waves of SARS-CoV-2 in South Korea. BMC Infect Dis. 2021;21:485. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-021-06204-6.

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Ryu, S., Ali, S.T., Noh, E. et al. Correction to: Transmission dynamics and control of two epidemic waves of SARS-CoV-2 in South Korea. BMC Infect Dis 21, 660 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-021-06358-3

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