S.Korea reports fewer than 100 new Covid-19 cases for a third day

A worker sprays disinfectant next to a building housing the Grace River Church, where 46 people were confirmed to have the Covid-19 coronavirus, in Seongnam on March 16, 2020. - A new coronavirus cluster linked to a South Korean religious group emerged on March 16, with 46 cases at a church near Seoul that defied calls to suspend services. - AFP

SEOUL (Reuters): South Korea reported 84 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday (March 17), marking a third day in a row that the country has reported fewer than 100 new infections amid growing hopes that Asia's largest outbreak outside China may be easing.

The new numbers are well below a Feb 29 peak of 909, and bring the country's total infections to 8,320, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said.

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