South Korea reports second death among confirmed COVID-19 patients

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by YONHAP/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (10550373a) Jung Eun-kyeong, head of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gives a briefing on domestic coronavirus contamination at the government complex in Sejong, South Korea, 07 February 2020. South Korea has reported 24 cases of coronavirus within the country. The virus, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has so far killed at least 638 people and infected over 31,000 others, mostly in China. Coronavirus death toll rises to 638, over 31,000 infected, Sejong, Korea - 07 Feb 2020

A second coronavirus patient has died in South Korea, according to South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

The victim was identified as a woman born in 1965. She was confirmed to have the virus Friday.

The first patient in South Korea to die from the novel coronavirus had a chronic lung disease and had been hospitalized for a long period of time, according to Jung Eun-Kyeong, the center’s.

CORRECTION: South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control & Prevention reported the death. A previous version of this post misattributed the source of this information.

Source: CNN News

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