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Additional Coronavirus Death Reported in S. Korea, Raising Death Toll to 33

Write: 2020-03-04 15:44:22Update: 2020-03-04 17:02:14

Additional Coronavirus Death Reported in S. Korea, Raising Death Toll to 33

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An additional death caused by the coronavirus infection was reported in South Korea's southeastern city of Daegu, raising the death toll to 33.

The Daegu city government said on Wednesday that a 67-year-old patient receiving treatment at a negative pressure unit succumbed to the virus at around 1:50 a.m.

The patient tested positive for the virus on February 26, after she began coughing and experienced chills.

She was transferred to a hospital in the nearby county of Chilgok with respiratory problems.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(KCDC) said the direct cause of death is pneumonia from COVID-19 infection, adding the patient is not believed to have suffered from chronic illness.

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