SEOUL – South Korea reported 93 new cases of the virus on Wednesday, up from 84 new cases a day earlier, bringing the country's total infection to 8,413 as health authorities took over. Watch out for coronavirus infections nationwide.

The 93 new cases found on Tuesday marked the fourth consecutive day that new infections were in the double digits, according to the Yonhap news agency.

So far, 84 people, mostly elderly patients with basic illness, have died in South Korea due to a respiratory virus that has emerged in the country, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said. In China late last year. By Chhouk Bora