UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The health authorities in South Korea announced on Sunday that the number of people infected with the new Coronavirus has risen to 556 after 123 new infections were recorded, in addition to the death of two people, which raises the number of the epidemic to four deaths in this country.
The Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention said that 75 of the new infections were linked to the Christian Church of “Chinchungji Jesus”, which recorded numerous cases of “Covid-19” among its followers.
The fourth casualty who died is a man who was in a hospital in Chengdu, the city associated with the cult. About 100 injuries were recorded.
Hundreds of followers of this community were infected with the virus transmitted by a 61-year-old woman who had a fever on February 10 and attended at least four masses in Daegu before being diagnosed with the virus.
Daegu, the fourth largest city in South Korea with a population of 2.5 million, is located near the city of Cheongdo, the birthplace of Lee Mann, founder of the “Church of Shinchonji of Jesus.” The South Korean authorities announced them on Friday, “two specially-controlled areas.”
On Sunday, Daegu Mayor Kwon Yong Jin announced more than ninety additional cases of the disease in his city, explaining that 247 residents had been infected with the virus so far.
Members of the “Shincheonji Church of Jesus” who suffer from the symptoms of the virus called for tests. “Hiding is not a solution. If you hide, it could harm your health and that of your family, and it will not help you solve the problem,” Kwon told a press conference.
In South Korea, the number of cases after the disease was recorded in South Korea, with the exception of the number of injuries on the “Diamond Princess” cruise ship in Japan.
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