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(LEAD) Another evacuee confirmed to be infected, total now at 24

All News 10:27 February 07, 2020

(ATTN: RECAST headline; UDATES with more info throughout)

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korea on Friday confirmed another case of novel coronavirus infection, bringing the total here to 24, with the latest case involving a South Korean airlifted from the Chinese city of Wuhan last week.

The 28-year-old South Korean man had been in quarantine at a state-run facility in Asan in central South Korea and started to suffer from a sore throat, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

The patient was transferred to a Seoul hospital, where he is receiving treatment.

Since Jan. 3, the country has tested 1,130 people for the coronavirus, 842 of whom tested negative. A total of 264 people are in isolation over suspected infection.

(LEAD) Another evacuee confirmed to be infected, total now at 24 - 1


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