February 28, 2020 / 1:16 AM / a month ago

South Korea reports 256 new coronavirus cases, total 2,022 - KCDC

SEOUL, Feb 28 (Reuters) - South Korea reported 256 new coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the total number of infected in the country to 2,022, the Korea Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention said.

Of the new cases, 182 were in the southeastern city of Daegu, the location of a church at the centre of South Korea’s outbreak, the KCDC said in a statement. The death toll from the virus stood at 13, unchanged from the day earlier.

The coronavirus, which originated in China, has rapidly spread to more than 40 other countries and territories. (Reporting by Sangmi Cha Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

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