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Over 2,000 confirmed coronavirus cases reported in South Korea

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has now infected more than 82,000 people globally and killed at least 2,800 as of Friday, and the total number of confirmed cases in South Korea has been over 2,000.

As of 24:00 Thursday, there were 39,919 confirmed cases from China’s provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, including 7,952 cases of serious conditions. A total of 36,117 people had been discharged from hospital after recovery, and 2,788 patients had died of the disease, according to the country’s National Health Commission (NHC) on Friday.

The overall confirmed cases had reached 78,824, and suspected cases registered 2,308.

A number of countries outside China are reporting an increase in confirmed cases.

South Korea confirmed 571 more cases of the COVID-19 on Friday, raising the total number of infections to 2,337, and the death toll rose to 13.

Italy reported 650 confirmed cases and 17 dead, the most in Europe.

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