South Korea's new coronavirus cases hovered around 104 for the second straight day Thursday, as health authorities ramped up containment measures in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area amid a jump in imported cases, reported Korean news agency Yonhap.
But officials urged even greater vigilance as imported cases and new, small outbreaks continued to emerge, such as in nursing homes, churches and crowded workplaces. The death toll rose by two to 120.More news: How will the $2 trillion stimulus rescue package impact you?
The United States did little testing initially and has now been shutting parts of the country en masse, with fast-growing outbreaks in a number of states and thousands of new cases per day. South Korea reported its lowest number of new cases yestertday since with the peak of 909 cases recorded on February 29. South Korea has a total of 8,565 cases of infection from the virus, with 91 deaths.
Yoon said most religious venues turned to online services and most others complied with new rules on distance between people at gatherings. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. Worldwide, more than 380,000 people have been infected and more than 16,000 have died.More news: Parents in college admissions scandal call for charges to be dismissed
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