SEOUL (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 09th April, 2020) The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Korea has risen by 39 to 10,423 over the past day, the Health Ministry's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said on Thursday.
The largest number of new COVID-19 cases - 12 out of 39 - has been registered in the capital of Seoul, 10 more in the province of Gyeonggi. Twenty-three new cases are imported ones, the KCDC stressed.
The number of recovered people has risen by 197 to 6,973.
The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11. To date, more than 1.5 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 88,000 fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.