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.