South Korea today confirmed one more case of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total here to 28 with 4 of them discharged after being fully recovered. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said the latest patient is a 30-year-od Chinese woman who is an acquaintance of the country’s third confirmed case.
The Chinese national had been placed into a self-quarantine before being diagnosed, the public health agency said. The KCDC said the third patient, a Korean national, arrived here from the Chinese city, Wuhan, the epicenter of the global outbreak, on Jan. 20th. He started showing symptoms on Jan. 22 before being diagnosed with the virus on Jan. 26.
The number of those who got tested for the coronavirus had reached 3,629 as of Feb.11th, sharply up from 3,110 a day earlier, the KCDC said. Of the total, 2,736 tested negative and another 865 people are currently in quarantine to be checked for the novel virus. (Yonhap)