A cluster infection at Hanyang University Hospital in Seoul has led to 23 infections as of Friday.
The cluster started from a guardian of the patient and has even spread to medical staff.
The hospital has around two-thousand employees and eight-hundred hospital beds.
Other cluster infections are popping up nationwide, including those related to schools ran by the ‘IM’ religious missionary group.
Health authorities have tested 40 facilities in 11 cities and provinces nationwide, and over 350 people from those facilities were confirmed with the virus.
The southwest city of Gwangju, which saw clusters at a church and an IM-related school, has decided to ban all in-person worship at religious facilities starting this Saturday.
Gwangju had allowed worship sessions of up to 20 percent of capacity.
Aside from that, cases have sprouted from a Taekwondo facility in Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province and a chicken processing company in Chungju, Chungcheongbuk-do Province.
Health authorities will make an announcement this Sunday about easing the current social distancing measures.
And as the Lunar New Year holiday is approaching, authorities will also announce the special measures for the holiday season.

“The slowly falling number of cases has started to go up this week. We are in a state of tension and monitoring the situation.”

South Korea recorded 469 COVID-19 cases on Friday.
At the moment, there are around 240 severely ill patients and with 13 additional fatalities, the death toll is close to 14-hundred.
The total number of cases has now surpassed the 77-thousand mark.
Jang Tae-hyun, Arirang News.

Reporter : tommyjang@arirang.com

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