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Coronavirus

South Korea infections soar sevenfold in 3 days

433 cases confirmed as coronavirus spreads among churchgoers in Daegu

Shopkeepers wait for customers along the Dongseong-ro shopping street in Daegu, South Korea. Outbreaks in and around the city have caused the number of infections to surge.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- South Korea's health authorities on Saturday evening announced the confirmations of 87 new coronavirus infections, in addition to the 142 cases reported in the morning, which had already marked the country's largest single day jump.

The nation of 51 million now has 433 confirmed infections.

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