South Korea has more recoveries than active cases for first time

For the first time since the initial coronavirus infection was recorded in South Korea, the total number of people released on full recovery has surpassed the total number of patients undergoing treatment, health officials said Saturday.  “We believe this to be the result of selfless efforts made by the public, who worked to maintain disinfectant process while actively participating in the social distancing,” said Kwon Joon Wook, the deputy head of Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure during a regular briefing.  He stressed, however, that Koreans "must not let complacency take place" as infections are still causing deaths. As such, people should not break the strict social distancing measures until at least April 5, or else face fines or even a year-long imprisonment, he said.  There are 9,478 cases recorded in South Korea and 4,811 of those cases are recovered, according to the Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Publish : 2020-03-29 05:29:26

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