Coronavirus epidemic slows in Korea for the third consecutive day

The coronavirus epidemic in the country is showing signs of slowing down: new infections are falling for the third consecutive day and mark the lowest daily number since 26 February, note health authorities.

Mar 14, 2020

SEOUL: The coronavirus epidemic in the country is showing signs of slowing down: new infections are falling for the third consecutive day and mark the lowest daily number since 26 February, note health authorities.

The Korean Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) says that the 248 new cases detected yesterday bring the total number of infections from Covid-19  to 7,382 in the country. So far 51 people have died in South Korea, mostly elderly patients with underlying conditions.

About 63 per cent of confirmed infections are related to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus sect in Daegu, the fourth largest city in the country. According to experts, the new daily infections have decreased in recent days also because the health authorities have completed thor ough examinations among the approximately 210,000 members of the religious community.

Seoul has conducted one of the most ambitious coronavirus testing programs in the world: thousands of people undergo tests every day. Health officials have carried out a total of 189,236 tests on people suspected of having the virus; 171,778 were negative. --Asia News

Total Comments:0

Name
Email
Comments