- Title: South Korea reports 76 new coronavirus cases; airport checks widened
- Date: 15th March 2020
- Summary: CHEONGJU, SOUTH KOREA (FILE) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF KOREA CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (KCDC) SIGN READING (Korean and English) KOREA CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
- Keywords: Europe South Korea airport check coronavirus new cases
- Reuters ID: LVA002C55UT6V
- Location: CHEONGJU, SOUTH KOREA
- City: CHEONGJU, SOUTH KOREA
- Country: South Korea
- Duration: 00:00:09
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: South Korea on Sunday (March 15) reported 76 new coronavirus cases and three more deaths, a fall in new cases to double-digits for the first time in over three weeks.
South Korea, which has the highest number of cases in Asia after China, now has a total to 8,162 confirmed infections and 75 deaths, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said (KCDC).
South Korea has been experiencing a downward trend in new cases and the latest numbers are significantly lower than the peak of 909 cases reported on Feb. 29 and down from the 107 recorded on Saturday (March 14).
Forty-one of the new cases were from the city of Daegu, the epicentre of the country's outbreak.
A total of 120 patients were released from hospitals and for the third day in a row the daily number of those recovered exceeded that of new confirmed cases since South Korea's first case was confirmed on January 20.
Starting Sunday, South Korea began to subject visitors from France, Germany, Britain, Spain and the Netherlands to stricter border checks, after imposing similar rules for China, Italy and Iran which were suffering major outbreaks.
(Production: Heejung Jung)
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