South Korea announced an 8-fold rise in viral infections in four days to 433 on Saturday, most of which were related to a church and a hospital in and around the fourth-largest city where health workers scrambled to screen over 9,000 worshipers.
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Furthermore, South Korea recorded an eight-fold rise in viral infections in four days to 433 on Saturday, most of which were related to a church and a hospital in and around the fourth-largest city in the country, where health workers scrambled to screen over 9,000 worshipers.
There’s concern that the death toll may rise at present at two. They have moved virus patients with pneumonia symptoms at Cheongdo Hospital to other hospitals. 17 of them in critical condition, reporters were told by Vice Minister of Health Kim Gang-lip.
He said the outbreak had entered a serious new phase, but still expressed cautious optimism that they could contain it in the area surrounding Daegu, where Tuesday’s They registered the first case.
In some positive news, China said Saturday that the regular count of new virus cases there dropped significantly to 397. Though another 109 people died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new virus. Most of the new cases and all but three of the deaths were in province Hubei, where the epidemic started.
The new figures brought the total number of cases to 76,288 with 2,345 deaths in mainland China. China has strongly curbed travel, and implemented stringent quarantine measures to stop the spread of the virus.
Of South Korea’s new cases, 200 come from Daegu which emerged as the latest front in the expanding global war against the virus.
There were also 352 cases in the town of 2.5 million, including the two deaths at Cheongdo Hospital.
The Central Government has declared the region a “special management zone”. And is channeling funding to alleviate a shortage of hospital beds, medical staff and equipment.