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Number of COVID-19 Cases in S. Korea Rises to 833

Write: 2020-02-24 17:15:27Update: 2020-02-24 18:51:38

Number of COVID-19 Cases in S. Korea Rises to 833

Photo : YONHAP News

South Korea reported 70 more cases of the novel coronavirus as of 4 p.m. Monday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 833. The figure is higher than the 643 infections reported on a virus-hit cruise ship in Japan. 

The central disaster management headquarters also confirmed the death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak stood at seven.

The latest victim was a 62-year-old South Korean man who had been bed-ridden at Daenam Hospital in Cheongdo County in North Gyeongsang Province, one of the country’s major outbreak spots. Of the confirmed deaths, five are related to Daenam Hospital.

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