February 29, 2020 / 8:18 AM / a month ago

South Korea reports 219 new coronavirus cases, total at 3,150

Medical workers wearing protective gears comfort each other outside a hospital in Daegu, South Korea, February 28, 2020. Yonhap via REUTERS

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea reported 219 new coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s total infections to 3,150, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said on Saturday.

The new cases added to the 594 confirmed earlier in the day. Together they logged a record daily increase in infections since South Korea confirmed its first patient on Jan. 20.

Reporting by Hyonhee Shin; Editing by Stephen Coates

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