South Korea just reported another 87 new cases. That makes 229 in 24 hours

    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 21: A disinfection worker wears protective gear and prepares to disinfect against the coronavirus (COVID-19) at the subway station on February 21, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea reported 52 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) bringing the total number of infections in the nation to 156, with the potentially fatal illness spreading fast across the country. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

    South Korea reported an additional 87 coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the country’s total to 433, according to the South Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

    The total number of cases reported in the past 24 hours stands at 229, after 142 new cases were confirmed overnight.

    Here’s a breakdown of the 87 new cases:

    • Daegu city: 55
    • North Gyeongsang province (which surrounds Daegu): 14
    • Gangwon province: 5
    • Gyeonggi province: 4
    • Seoul: 3
    • Gwangju: 2
    • Daejon: 1
    • Busan: 1
    • Ulsan: 1
    • South Jeolla: 1

    The statement added that among the 87 new cases, 62 are linked with the Shincheonji religious group, and three cases are linked with Cheongdo Daenam hospital, in North Gyeongsang province.

    Source: CNN News


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