South Korea confirms 169 new coronavirus cases raising total to over 1,100

A medical worker sprays disinfectant into an ambulance at a hospital where patients infected with the coronavirus are being treated, in the southeastern city of Daegu, South Korea, on February 25, 2020. (AFP)

South Korea's coronavirus case total jumped well into four figures Wednesday as authorities reported 169 new infections, taking the overall tally to 1,146, by far the largest outside China.

An 11th person had died of the disease, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added in a statement on its website.

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