Largest daily rise in South Korea coronavirus cases

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In Iran, unnamed well being technique resources advised the BBC that at least 210 people today experienced died of the coronavirus - significantly outside of the official demise toll of 34, but a well being ministry spokesman angrily denied that figure.

Amid lingering concerns about a so-called community spread, sporadic cases in other cities and provinces have been growing.

As growing parts of Europe and the Middle East saw infections and a first case was found in South America, air routes were halted and border control toughened.

A surge in confirmed cases has led many events to be cancelled or postponed, including concerts by K-pop superstars BTS and the World Team Table Tennis Championships, as the outbreak has hit the world's 12th largest economy.

The epidemic in the central South Korean city of Daegu must be contained, Moon said.

Of the new cases, 333 were from the southeastern city of Daegu, the location of a church at the centre of the outbreak, and 26 from the nearby province of North Gyeongsang, KCDC said. The number of total infections in Daegu and North Gyeongsang stood at 1,017 and 321, respectively.

There are now 4 this sort of scenarios in the United States, all on the Pacific seaboard, in addition to some 60 other bacterial infections in the state.

South Korea has reportedly announced 813 new cases of the novel coronavirus on February 29, bringing the total cases to 3,150 and with four new fatalities.

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Kuwait and Bahrain today reported a surge in cases, while Oman and Algeria reported their first cases. The Foreign Ministry made the statement on its official Twitter account at 10.10am today.

South Korea confirmed its first new coronavirus case on January 20 when a Chinese woman from Wuhan, the epicenter of the virus outbreak, tested positive for the virus.

As of Saturday, health authorities had run tests on 90,905 suspected cases with 8,143 cases scanned in the same day alone. More than half of the fatalities in the country are related to the hospital, where most patients have mental illnesses.

The female patient initially refused to be transferred to a hospital to be tested and is known to have attended several church gatherings before testing positive.

Secretary of health and human services Alex Azar said: "We want to lower the amount of travel to and from the most impacted areas".

Restrictions against travelers from South Korea are in place in more than 50 countries, however.

Separately, the religious sect said 833 out of its 1,848 members who got tests in Daegu were confirmed to have been infected with the virus as of Wednesday.

So far interviews with members of the SCJ in Singapore who have been called up did not find that they have been in recent physical contact with anyone from the Daegu cluster.

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