March 3, 2020 / 1:30 AM / a month ago

South Korea reports 600 new coronavirus cases, three more deaths

South Korean soldiers wearing protective gear sanitize a street in front of the city hall after the rapid rise in confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease of (COVID-19) in Daegu, southeast of the capital Seoul, South Korea, March 2, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea reported 600 new coronavirus cases and three more deaths from the virus, taking total infections to 4,812, the Korea Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention said on Tuesday.

Anger and fear around the virus’ spread have gripped South Korea as a religious sect at the centre of the outbreak comes under scrutiny.

Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Kim Coghill

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