March 6, 2020 / 2:04 AM / a month ago

South Korea confirms 196 new coronavirus cases, total 6,284; deaths up by 7 to 42

A man wearing a mask as a preventive measure against the coronavirus rides on a train in Seoul, South Korea, March 5, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

TOKYO (Reuters) - South Korea confirmed a total of 6,284 coronavirus cases on Friday, up by 196 cases from late Thursday.

The Korea Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention also said seven more deaths from the virus were reported, bringing the total to 42.

Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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