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South Korea     Cases : 12,904Deaths : 282
Virus spread outside capital accelerates, new infections above 50 for 2nd day
Virus spread outside capital accelerates, new infections above 50 for 2nd day
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South Korea reported more than 50 new virus cases for the second day in a row on Thursday as cluster infections piled up outside the Seoul metropolitan area. The country added 54 cases, including 44 local infections, raising the total caseload to 12,904, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC). The tally marked a slight rise from 51 reported a day earlier. South Korea added 43 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and 42 cases on Monday. The daily number of local
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 S. Korea begins using remdesivir to treat COVID-19
S. Korea begins using remdesivir to treat COVID-19
Health
Korean health authorities said Wednesday that stocks of remdesivir, an experimental antiviral once seen as a potential Ebola therapy, will be supplied to local hospitals for treating COVID-19. In a press release, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the use of remdesivir will be limited to seriously ill patients in need of oxygen therapy. More specifically, patients with chest scans showing signs of pneumonia and oxygen saturation of 94 percent or lower are eligible for th
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