South Korea reported its second death on Saturday (Feb 22) from the novel coronavirus as the number of new cases rose by 142, bringing the nationwide total to 346. This is the highest number of people infected outside of China.
Among the latest cases, 92 were connected to a hospital in Cheongdo. More than 150 members of a church in Shincheon-ji have now been infected, starting with a 61-year-old woman who developed a fever on Feb 10 but attended at least four church services in Daegu before being diagnosed.
The first patient who died from the coronavirus in Korea was a long-term patient at a hospital in Cheongdo county. He had shown symptoms of pneumonia, and his status was only established posthumously.