South Korea Reports 15 New Coronavirus Cases

Posted on February 18, 2020

South Korea's coronavirus cases jumped today with the report of 15 new cases. The new cases bring the total in South Korea to 46.

The new cases were announced in a press release from the KCDC. The release says over 10,000 people have been tested for the virus. The vast majority of them have tested negative.

Ten of the new cases are part of a cluster and linked to the 31st case. SCMP reports that the cluster involves people attending the same church.

South Korea has banned foreigners from China's province of Hubei but not from China's other provinces. The number of cases outside mainland China has passed the 1,000 mark. Most of the confirmed cases are from Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand and the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

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