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No new COVID-19 cases reported in S. Korea for 3rd straight day, total cases still at 28 Updated: 2020-02-14 16:26:01 KST


South Korea has reported no new coronavirus cases for the third day in a row.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention once again confirmed on Friday that the total number of cases remains unchanged at 28, with 7 already out of hospital after making full recoveries.
Twenty of the 21 still in hospital are in a stable condition, and one patient is getting oxygen therapy for pneumonia but is not in a critical condition.
While some 540 people who've been showing symptoms are in the process of being tested, more than six thousand others have tested negative.
And, more good news is expected this weekend.
The passengers who were on the first and second chartered planes from Wuhan, who were quarantined upon arrival, are set to be sent home on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
The KCDC says roughly 700 passengers who've been quarantined in two state-run facilities in Asan and Jincheon in Chungcheong Provinces have all tested negative after being isolated for two weeks.
On Saturday, 366 people from both facilities will be released, and on the following day, another 334 will leave.
In a briefing on Friday, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun thanked the authorities and local residents in Chungcheong Provinces for their understanding and support during the quarantine period.
The Prime Minister also mentioned that more patients are recovering from the virus, and stressed that the government is continuing to work hard for the safety and protection of the public.
Kim Dami, Arirang News.
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