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Coronavirus

South Korea's coronavirus cases climb above 7,000

Most cases traced to secretive Shincheonji church at Daegu

South Korean soldiers spray disinfectant at the international airport amid the rise in confirmed cases of coronavirus disease in Daegu, South Korea, on March 6.   © Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) -- South Korea's coronavirus cases jumped above 7,000 on Saturday, up by 448 from the previous day, with more than half of the total number linked to a secretive church at the center of the country's outbreak, health authorities said.

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