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South Korea Confirms 48 More Virus Cases, Total Rises to 204

  • Bulk of new infections tied to a church in city of Daegu
  • President Moon calls spread of coronavirus ‘very grave’
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Confirmed coronavirus infections in South Korea nearly doubled in 24 hours with health officials adding another 100 cases, the bulk of them stemming from a religious sect in Daegu.

The country’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that the total number of coronavirus infections rose to 204, with the city of Daegu accounting for most of the new cases. The city of about 2.5 million people has become a something of a ghost town with numerous public facilities closed and many residents staying indoors.