Friday, February 21, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Doubled In 24 Hours in South Korea

COVID-19 Cases Doubled In 24 Hours in South Korea
Dr K K Aggarwal
President CMAAO, HCFI and Past national President IMA

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Korea has doubled in 24 hours, to 104 from 51 as per the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many of the new cases of coronavirus are linked to a Christian sect in Daegu, a city in southern South Korea.

A woman who became the country's 31st confirmed patient on Feb. 18 had attended services held by a religious group called the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, The Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony. The woman, 61, had visited Wuhan, China. It adds that she was reported to have 1,160 contacts, the most of anyone on its list of patients.

The same woman who attended the church also visited Cheongdo Daenam Hospital, which has emerged as a second cluster of infections. South Korea reported its first coronavirus-related death and the patient 63 year old man was from the Cheongdo Daenam Hospital cluster. 

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