South Korea reports 594 new virus cases, total reaches nearly 3,000

Feb 29 ,2020. 3 hours ago – 17:17 – KYODONEWS

SEOUL – South Korea confirmed Saturday another 594 cases of the new coronavirus, taking the country’s total number of infections to 2,931.

The Health and Welfare Ministry said in a statement that 476 of the cases were in the city of Daegu, the epicenter of the nation’s outbreak of COVID-19.

The government says that of some 85,000 people who have been tested, results are pending for nearly 30,000, indicating that the spread of infections is likely to continue for the time being.