SEOUL – South Korea reported an additional 76 cases of the virus and a total of 8,162 cases, the first in 23 days, with the number of new cases falling below 100.

It represents the lowest daily number of patients since February 21, a clear indication that the outbreak has slowed as health authorities stepped up measures to contain the epidemic.

The figure also marks the fourth straight drop since 242 new cases were reported Wednesday. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) also reported three new deaths, raising the death toll to 75.
By Chhouk Bora