South Korea identified 39 new cases of Covid-19 Thursday — 33 of which are locally transmitted, according to the country’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The new local cases are tied to several clusters in the capital, Seoul, and other surrounding areas. Yoon Tae-ho, an official with the South Korean Health Ministry, warned that because multiple clusters are growing, locally transmitted cases may become more difficult to trace.

The biggest new cluster includes 120 patients tied to a logistics center in Bucheon, a satellite city of Seoul, while 66 cases are linked to religious groups in the Seoul metropolitan area. Several other cases are tied to religious groups as well.

Total cases: South Korea has confirmed 11,629 cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began, 10,499 of which have recovered. Some 857 patients are still being treated, while the country’s death toll stands at 273.

Source: CNN News

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