South Korea coronavirus cases surge due to church, hospital outbreaks
South Korea reported 142 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, almost all linked to outbreaks at a hospital in Cheongdo county and a church in Daego city, bringing the national tally to 346.
Cases from the Cheongdo hospital jumped in the latest daily figures, with the total rising from 16 to 108 overnight.KCDC designated both the city of Daegu, which has a population of 2.5 million people, and Cheongdo county, home to around 43,000 people, as “special care zones” on Friday as case numbers began to surge.
The woman had no recent record of overseas travel, authorities said.It has since spread to some 26 countries and territories outside mainland China, killing 11 people, according to a Reuters tally.
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