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South Korea reports 76 new COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 9,037

South Korea reports 76 new COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 9,037

A nearly empty shopping district in Seoul, South Korea, Feb. 26, 2020. A vast majority of Chinese tourists are staying home because of the coronavirus epidemic. (Jean Chung/The New York Times)

SEOUL: South Korea reported 76 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday (Mar 24), maintaining a downward trend in new infections which raised hopes that Asia's largest outbreak outside China may be slowing.

The daily tally brought the country's total infections to 9,037, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC). The death toll rose by two to 120.

It marked the 13th day in a row the country has posted new infections of around 100 or less. South Korea reported its lowest number of new cases on Monday since with the peak of 909 cases recorded on Feb 29.

Source: AFP/aa

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