South Korea confirms 571 more cases of coronavirus

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    Workers wearing protective gears disinfect ticket gates as a precaution against the new coronavirus at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Japan's schools prepared to close for almost a month and entertainers, topped by K-pop superstars BTS, canceled events as a virus epidemic extended its spread through Asia into Europe and on Friday, into sub-Saharan Africa. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    South Korea confirmed a total of 571 cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, according to the South Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The 571 cases confirmed on Friday afternoon includes 256 cases announced earlier on Friday morning.

    That brings the national total to 2,337 cases — the largest outbreak outside of mainland China.

    The number of cases reported on Friday is 67 higher than Thursday, when 505 cases were confirmed.

    The latest figures include one more military personnel, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the South Korean military to 26.

    No new deaths were reported on Friday, so the national death toll remains at 13.

    Among the 571 new cases, 447 are from Daegu, where the outbreak has been concentrated. Many of the cases are linked to a religious group in the city.

    Source: CNN News

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