Seoul: South Korea on Monday confirmed one more death from the deadly coronavirus and 161 new coronavirus cases. This puts the death toll at seven, with a total of 763 people suffering from the disease. Also Read - Coronavirus Outbreak: China Urges India to Adopt Objective, Rational Approach
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement, “Most of the country’s cases are connected to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in the southern city of Daegu, including 129 of Monday’s confirmations”. Also Read - Coronavirus Outbreak: DGCA Asks Airports to Screen Passengers Coming From Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia
South Korean President Moon Jae-in yesterday sounded a “red” alert in the wake of the spread of the virus. Further, the government on part of its effort to contain the spread of the virus, has extended kindergarten and school holidays by one week nationwide. Also Read - Amid Coronavirus Fears, Few Delhi Schools to Use Robot Pepe To Teach Kids About Handwashing
Meanwhile, the coronavirus death toll in mainland China has increased to 2,592 with 77,150 confirmed cases, health authorities said today. The National Health Commission received reports of 409 new cases and 150 deaths on Sunday from 31 provincial-level regions on the mainland, reported Xinhua news agency.
Among the deaths, 149 were in Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak, and one in Hainan. Another 620 new suspected cases were also reported on Sunday, said the Commission.