Seoul: South Korean authorities on Thursday confirmed the country’s first coronavirus (COVID-19) death as the number of people infected with the disease continued to swell since the first reported case a month ago. The deceased is a 63-year-old man from Cheongdo county, bordering the city of Daegu, who died from pneumonia on Wednesday, reports Efe news. Evidence the virus was present in the man’s body was confirmed Thursday.
According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), 51 of the 53 COVID-19 cases announced on Thursday were registered in the city of Daegu and its surroundings. The surge in the number of infections reported Thursday brought the total number of confirmed cases to 104. (IANS)