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Staying with the latest on the coronavirus outbreak in South Korea.
Four more COVID-19 deaths were reported overnight,… and the number of confirmed patients jumped by more than 500 in the last 24 hours.
We connect to our Kim Bo-kyoung, who is standing by on the line.
Bo-kyoung, the government’s latest tally came out around an hour ago give us the updates.
According to Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters on Wednesday morning,… one-hundred-42 extra cases were confirmed since Tuesday afternoon,… hiking the total number of confirmed patients to 5-thousand-3-hundred-28 as of Wednesday midnight.
That’s five-hundred-16 more COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hour period.
As with previous days, most of the newly-confirmed patients are concentrated in Daegu with the number surpassing four-thousand in total in that city, and Gyeongsangbuk-do Province with 7-hundred-74.
Seoul confirmed one more case since midnight,… so the capital now has 99 confirmed cases, edging ever closer to 100.
Health authorities have also officially confirmed a total of 32 COVID-19 linked deaths in South Korea.
At an early morning meeting at the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters,… officials agreed it’s important to concentrate medical resources to coronavirus patients who are seriously ill,… while patients with mild symptoms receive treatment in special living facilities.
The country’s first such facility in Daegu the National Education Training Institute is currently treating more than 1-hundred-30 patients.
The second facility in Daegu opened on Tuesday,… and the third in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province will opened this morning.
Around 6-hundred patients are currently being treated in those three facilities so far.
Once more facilities open, the South Korean government is planning to move 2-thousand patients with mild symptoms to the living facilities by the start of next week.
That’s all from me, back to you.
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