Coronavirus takes new victims: First casualty observed in Korea, - press

Source : 112 Ukraine

10 people contracted the disease from a church service in Daegu city
08:50, 21 February 2020

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The deadly march of the Chinese coronavirus has gone beyond the country, and the death toll increases. The Washington Post collected the data from China itself, Japan and the Republic of Korea, which shows that, sadly, the number of infected has increased there, too.

"A Japanese man and woman, both said to be in their 80s, were among more than 600 passengers who contracted the disease while on board the Diamond Princess. They left the ship last week and were hospitalized, but they died Thursday, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported. A day earlier, an infectious disease specialist slammed officials for failing to observe proper quarantine practices on the vessel", reads the story.

The authorities of Daegu, South Korea report the first casualty, as one of the 10 people who "contracted the disease from a church service" succumbed to the virus. The mayor asked the citizens not to leave their dwellings.

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According to The Washington Post, "China tallied a total of 889 new infections and 118 new deaths through the end of Thursday. There is a cumulative total of 75,465 infections and 2,236 deaths, most in central Hubei province. Wild swings in numbers in recent days have raised suspicions over counting methods".

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