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South Korea Reports 1st Coronavirus Death as Outbreak Enters 'New Phase'
Friday, 21 February 2020 10:07 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

South Korea confirmed its first death from the new coronavirus, local media reported Thursday, as the number of infections in the country tripled within two days.

The Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement the exact cause of death is being investigated. The report came as the country grapples with the outbreak and its economic impact.

South Korea reported 53 new coronavirus infections Thursday, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 104.

South Korean authorities have warned the outbreak is entering a œnew phase and is now spreading locally, even among people who have no links to China, where the virus originated.

Almost all of the latest South Korean coronavirus infections were in Daegu, the country™s fourth-largest city.

Many were linked to a religious group called the Shincheonji Church of Jesus the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony, which was founded in 1984 by Lee Man-hee, who is revered by his followers as a messiah.

Daegu™s mayor has cautioned residents to stay inside their homes to prevent a further outbreak.

Source : VOA

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