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Elderly man confirmed to have novel coronavirus, bringing total in Korea to 29 Updated: 2020-02-16 09:54:20 KST

South Korea has reported one more case of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of patients to 29.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday that a man in his early eighties was found to have the virus after a check up at a hospital in Northern Seoul.
He has been placed under quarantine.
So far, eight patients have been discharged from hospital following full recoveries and quarantine on another patient was lifted as of Saturday.
They are soon set to be released.
Nearly 600 people who've been showing symptoms are currently being tested, and some 73-hundred others have been released from quarantine after testing negative.
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