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9 Out of 10 COVID-19 Cases in Past Week from Seoul Metro Area

Write: 2020-05-29 15:33:47Update: 2020-05-29 16:02:05

9 Out of 10 COVID-19 Cases in Past Week from Seoul Metro Area

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Nine out of ten people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week were from the Seoul metropolitan area.

Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(KCDC) Director Jung Eun-kyeong said on Friday that out of 181 locally infected patients, 160, or 88-point-four percent, were from Seoul and its surrounding region.

Some of the infections were linked to three main clusters in the club district in Seoul's Itaewon area, a number of karaoke rooms in Seoul and Incheon and a logistics center in Gyeonggi Province.

The number of people who contracted the virus through chain transmission tracing to Itaewon now totals 266.

As of 12:00 p.m. Friday, 102 people tested positive for the virus in connection to the Bucheon logistics center, 72 of whom were workers, while 30 others were people who had contact with them.

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