South Korea has 309 cases of Covid-19 infection, a total of 6,593 cases

Medical staff spraying neutralizing agents on the road in Korea. Photo: Reuters.
Medical staff spraying neutralizing agents on the road in Korea. Photo: Reuters.

The total number of cases of Korean Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) virus is now 6,593, while 42 people have died.

309 new cases have been recorded in the past 16 hours in South Korea, bringing the total number of people positive for coronavirus in the country to 6,593 cases, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC). ) afternoon 6/3.

South Korea has recorded 42 deaths, most of which are elderly and have underlying disease. The latest death case has been recorded in Daegu city, where the community infection originated. The patient is a male, 80 years old, suffering from diabetes. However, this case has not been included in the latest update of KCDC afternoon 6/3, according to Yonhap.

About 60% of infections in Korea are related to the Shincheonji New Heavenly sect. The KCDC on February 26 concluded that community infection broke out on February 16 after a mass at a denominational church in Daegu.

On March 2, the Ministry of Health of Korea announced that it has completed testing of all Tan Thien Dia believers who are in the risk group. Daegu continues to expand testing for locals.

South Korean President Moon Jae In has called on gas mask manufacturers to boost production to meet current needs. Meanwhile, Vice Minister of Health Kim Gang Lip announced that the government will support isolated patients to reduce psychological stress through a hotline and a one-month free movie.

KCDC Director Jeong Eun Kyeong said the agency had detected many new cases linked to karaoke bars or net shops and suggested that these establishments tighten the prevention of infection.