Red alert in South Korea. Photo: Bernama

SEOUL: The number of people infected with the new coronavirus has gone up to 763 in South Korea, with seven deaths from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) registered in the country, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

According to Sputnik news agency, KCDC listed 161 new coronavirus cases in a Monday report, saying that 18 people have recovered. Tests of over 8,720 people are still being processed.

South Korea has raised its national threat level to “red alert” amid the alarming epidemiological situation in the country. – Bernama

Red alert in South Korea. Photo: Bernama