South Korea confirms 114 new coronavirus cases, raising total to 7,869

South Korean soldiers wearing protective gears walk to spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea on March 3, 2020. (AP)

South Korea reported 114 new cases of the coronavirus, as well as six more deaths from the illness, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

The new cases bring the country's total to 7,869, with 66 deaths, as health officials seek to track down and contain a number of new clusters of infections, including at a call center in the capital city of Seoul.

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