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Workers wearing protective gears spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus at Gwangju District Court in Gwangju, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Image Credit: AP

Seoul: South Korea reported 169 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, pushing the total tally to 1,146, Korea Centres for Disease Control & Prevention (KCDC) said.

Of the new cases, 134 were from Daegu city, where a branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, which has been linked to outbreaks, is located.

The coronavirus originated in China before spreading to dozens of other countries and territories.

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