March 8, 2020 / 8:21 AM / a month ago

South Korea reports 179 new coronavirus cases as rate of increase slows

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea reported an additional 179 new coronavirus cases, for a total of 272 new cases over the previous 24 hours, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said late on Sunday.

The new cases bring South Korea’s total to 7,313, the largest number of any country outside of China.

The daily increase was the lowest in at least a week.

Reporting by Josh Smith; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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