South Korea grapples with locally transmitted COVID-19 in Greater Seoul

6/11/2020 2:15:00 PM

SEOUL — The capital region in South Korea continues to struggle with novel coronavirus cases transmitted within the community, deepening health safety concerns in the most populated part of the

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The capital region in South Korea continues to struggle with novel coronavirus cases transmitted within the community, deepening health safety concerns in the most populated part of the country, health authorities said. AsiaNewsNetwork

SEOUL — The capital region in South Korea continues to struggle with novel coronavirus cases transmitted within the community, deepening health safety concerns in the most populated part of the

Korea counted 45 new cases of COVID-19 from the previous day Thursday, of which all 40 cases of community transmission occurred in Seoul and the surrounding metropolitan area, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.ADVERTISEMENT

Community spread in Greater Seoul was a result of outbreaks tied to a door-to-door sales firm and a table tennis club, to name a few.Korea had an accumulated 11,947 virus patients, while the number of deaths due to the contagion stayed at 276 for the second day in a row, according to the KCDC.

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Korea counted 45 new cases of COVID-19 from the previous day Thursday, of which all 40 cases of community transmission occurred in Seoul and the surrounding metropolitan area, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ADVERTISEMENT Community spread in Greater Seoul was a result of outbreaks tied to a door-to-door sales firm and a table tennis club, to name a few. Medical experts and epidemiologists are investigating risk factors for patients who develop severe cases of the disease, which has killed more than 400,000 globally since it first emerged late last year in China. Korea had an accumulated 11,947 virus patients, while the number of deaths due to the contagion stayed at 276 for the second day in a row, according to the KCDC. (Photo by Ed JONES / AFP) The figures announced by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday brought national totals to 11,947 cases and 276 deaths. FEATURED STORIES . The team of doctors observed 110 coronavirus patients at a hospital in Daegu, the epicenter of South Korea's outbreak, from February 19 to April 15.