22 deaths and 3,736 people infected with COVID-19 in S. Korea



코로나 사망자 22명…확진자 총 3천 736명

Our starting point this morning…
South Korea confirmed FIVE more COVID-19 deaths overnight,… bringing the national death toll from the virus to 22.
The number of confirmed cases stands at three-thousand-seven-hundred-36.
For more,… we connect to our Kim Bo-kyoung on the line.
Bo-kyoung, fill us in on this sharp uptick in the number of deaths overnight.

Yes, Semin, according to the Daegu City government on Monday,… a 77-year-old woman who had been waiting to be hospitalized has died of COVID-19.
She went to public health center in Daegu last Friday because she had fever,… and was confirmed with the virus the next day.
This is the fifth death overnight,… bringing the death toll to 22 in South Korea as of now.
Other four deaths were also in Daegu,… all four of them patients in their eighties.
Most of them already had underlying, pre-existing health conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
On Sunday, an additional 5-hundred-86 people were confirmed with COVID-19, bringing the nation’s total to 3-thousand-7-hundred-36.
Most are concentrated in the southeastern city of Daegu,… with over 27-hundred… and the surrounding Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, at over 5-hundred-50.
A 45-day-old baby has also been infected in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province,… making the infant the youngest patient in the nation.
According to health authorities on Sunday,… both the baby and its mother were confirmed on Saturday.
The baby’s father was confirmed last Thursday,… and he is a member of Shincheonji religious group.
With the number of infections continuing to increase, an increasing number of countries are restricting the entry of travelers from South Korea.
Tell us more about this.
Yes, Semin,… 81 countries have either banned people coming in from South Korea, or enhanced their entry procedures in light of the severity of the coronavirus outbreak here.
According to South Korea’s foreign ministry, as of 10 PM, Korea time, on Sunday,… 36 countries, including Vietnam, Madagascar, and Angola, are banning the entry of travelers who’ve been to South Korea within the past 14 days.
Forty-five countries, including some African countries such as Nigeria, have strengthened health checks on such travelers or are isolating them upon arrival.
Fourteen provinces in China are also restricting the entry of those traveling from South Korea.
The number of countries or regions that are putting these entry restrictions has soared around six-fold compared to last week.
That’s all from me for now, but I will bring more updates at the top of the hour. Back to you.

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