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Mass Infections at South Korea Church Grow to Over 670 Cases

By Kyodo News 21 August 2020

SEOUL—A church in South Korea’s capital Seoul has become a new epicenter of coronavirus infections with a total of 676 cases traced to it as of Thursday afternoon, raising concern about the virus’ spread in the greater capital region and beyond.

South Korea on the same day reported 288 new cases of the virus, 276 of them domestically acquired. Out of the 276, 135 were traced back to Seoul and 85 to the surrounding Gyeonggi Province, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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