South Korea reports 123 new coronavirus cases, fourth death


Modified 23 Feb 2020, 3:46 am

CORONAVIRUS | South Korea reported 123 new confirmed coronavirus cases and a fourth death from the virus, taking the national tally to 556, the Korea Centres for Disease and Control and Prevention (KCDC) said today.

More than half the additional cases were found to be linked to a church in the southeastern city of Daegu after a 61-year-old woman known as “Patient 31”, who attended services there, tested positive for the virus last week, KCDC said in a statement.

The coronavirus originated in China and has spread to more than two dozen countries. 

China has reported 76,936 cases to the World Health Organisation and 2,442 deaths. — Reuters

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