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No. of COVID-19 Cases in S. Korea Tops 1,000

Write: 2020-02-26 10:47:05Update: 2020-02-26 10:53:11

No. of COVID-19 Cases in S. Korea Tops 1,000

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The number of COVID-19 infections in South Korea topped one-thousand on Wednesday, just 37 days after the first case of the disease was reported in the nation. 

The central disaster and safety countermeasures headquarters confirmed 169 additional cases as of 9 a.m. on Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections in the nation to one-thousand-146.  

Of the newly identified patients, 134 were reported in Daegu while 19 others were from the adjacent North Gyeongsang Province.  

Meanwhile, the death toll from the virus climbed to eleven after a 35-year-old Mongolian man died on Tuesday at a Goyang-located hospital while receiving treatment in isolation.  

The latest victim is the first foreigner in the country to die from COVID-19.

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