February 28, 2020 / 8:21 AM / 3 months ago

South Korea reports 315 new coronavirus cases, takes total to 2,337 - KCDC

FILE PHOTO: People wearing masks to prevent contracting the coronavirus wait in line to buy masks at a department store in Seoul, South Korea February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Heo Ran

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea reported 315 additional coronavirus cases on Friday, pushing up the total infections in the country to 2,337, the Korea Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention said.

The updated numbers came after the agency confirmed 256 cases earlier in the day. Together it marked the largest daily increase since South Korea confirmed its first patient on Jan. 20.

Reporting by Hyonhee Shin and Sangmi Cha; Editing by Alex Richardson

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