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South Korea reports 147 new coronavirus cases, total 8,799: KCDC

By Reuters

South Korea reported 147 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Pedestrians wearing masks are seen behind South Korean soldiers doing quarantine works, following the rise in confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Daegu, South Korea, March 15, 2020. (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon / MANILA BULLETIN)

Pedestrians wearing masks are seen behind South Korean soldiers doing quarantine works, following the rise in confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Daegu, South Korea, March 15, 2020. (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon / MANILA BULLETINov

The new cases bring the country’s total to 8,799.

The newly reported cases rose back up to above 100, from the 87 recorded on Friday, although South Korea has been experiencing a downward trend in new cases from the peak of 909 cases reported on Feb. 29.

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