Coronavirus cases more than double in South Korea to surpass 150

South Korea has reported its first death from the COVID 19 corona virus. The government reports that a 63 year old man, who died Wednesday, tested positive for the virus in a post mortem examination.

The exact cause of his death has yet to be determined. He died in North Gyeongsang province, where he had been hospitalized for over 20 years, according to the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

The total number of infected people in South Korea stood at 156, with 70 of them in Daegu and nearby North Gyeongsang Province.

Most of the cases have been traced to a church in the city that a 61 year old woman, confirmed as the country’s 31st patient on Tuesday, had attended.

SOURCE: JORDAN NEWS AGENCY