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'신종코로나' 확진환자 4명 추가 발생…국내 총 11명
Four more cases of the new coronavirus were reported in South Korea.
Two patients may have contracted the disease from someone who was infected here in the nation.
Our Hong Yoo is standing by on the line for us.
Please fill us in.
As you've mentioned, the total number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus stands at 11 as of Friday afternoon.
One of the newly confirmed patients is a 62-year-old woman who arrived at Incheon International Airport from Wuhan last Thursday.
She was on the same plane as the 28-year-old man who tested positive late Thursday, the 7th verified patient.
The woman has been isolated and is being treated at Wonkwang University Hospital, one of the hospitals designated by the government to treat coronavirus patients.
Another of the new patients was infected through contact with the 5th verified patient and is now isolated at Seoul Medical Center.
The remaining two newly added patients are family members of the 55-year-old man, the 6th confirmed patient, who was infected after coming into contact with the third confirmed patient.
And the two, the 55-year-old's wife and son, were tested positive and are currently being treated at Seoul National University Hospital.
This means that the third patient has infected a total of three people, raising the possibility that he could be a super-spreader, someone who is responsible for infecting more than four people.
Epidemiologists says their existence can accelerate the rate of new infections or substantially expand the geographic distribution of the disease.
Among the Korean citizens on the chartered flight from Wuhan, we understand that some of them have shown symptoms of the virus and were moved to hospitals.
Yes that's right. Among the 368 of them, 18 are suspected of infection, showing symptoms of the coronavirus such as a high fever of 37-point-5 degrees Celsius.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 12 of them showed symptoms on the plane and the other 6 during quarantine check upon arrival at Gimpo Airport.
14 are being treated at the National Medical Center, and the other four at Chung-Ang University Hospital.
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