200228 Korea
Almost empty shelves inside a supermarket in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Image Credit: New York Times

Seoul: South Korea reported 256 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking its total — the highest in the world outside China — to 2,022, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

More than 90 per cent of the new cases were in Daegu — the city at the epicentre of the outbreak in South Korea — and the neighbouring North Gyeongsang province, it added, with no further deaths keeping the toll at 13.

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