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Update on Coronavirus Cases in South Korea

CORONAVIRUS CASES IN SOUTH KOREA – The number of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Korea increased.

The global fight against the 2019 novel coronavirus or COVID-19 continues. The daily additions on China’s infected tally and death toll have started to decrease.

However, more and more countries every day records their first cases of the novel coronavirus. Mexico recently confirmed its first case of the disease that first emerged in Wuhan City, China.

Also, several countries are on a tight watch against the 2019 novel coronavirus. Among these nations are Italy, South Korea, and Japan.

Coronavirus South Korea
Photo Credit: Lim Hwa-Young/Yonhap, via Associated Press

With regards to Japan, most of its confirmed cases are patients coming from the cruise ship that docked in the country. More than six (6) hundred passengers and crew of the Diamond Princess vessel tested positive for COVID-19.

A few days ago, South Korea exceeded the number of the confirmed cases in Japan. An update recently crossed the surface – the coronavirus cases in South Korea continues to increase.

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, 594 new COVID-19 cases were reported in South Korea today. Currently, the total count of infected persons in the country is at 2,931.

Three (3) coronavirus patients recently died due to the disease. The total death toll is at 16 based on a statement released by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

According to the report, over 260,000 people in SoKor are now being screened for possible coronavirus infection. It is after one of the patients, a 61-year-old woman, attended four (4) services in Daegu prior to her diagnosis.

The center of the outbreak in SoKor now is Daegu and North Gyeongsang province, its neighboring province. The Philippines is one of those that implemented travel ban to the epicenters of the disease in SoKor.

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