SEOUL: South Korea’s COVID-19 case total jumped well into four figures on Wednesday (Feb 26) as authorities reported another 115 coronavirus cases on Wednesday afternoon.
This brings its total tally to 1,261, according to Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Earlier on Wednesday morning, KCDC had reported 169 new infections, including a US soldier.
A twelfth death from the virus was also reported on Wednesday, according to the Joongang Ilbo newspaper.
The vast majority of the new infections were in Daegu, the country’s fourth-largest city and the epicentre of the outbreak, and the neighbouring province of North Gyeongsang.