South Korea on Monday said spread of the pace of new coronavirus cases “slowed” in the country, as it detected lowest number of new cases for the first time since Feb. 26, local media reported.

Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the pace of new infections slowed after the “extensive testing of members of a religious sect […] was completed”, according to Yonhap news agency .

The 96 new cases were identified between midnight Sunday and 4 p.m. local time (0700GMT), bringing the total of number of confirmed cases to 7,478, the news agency said.

Around 63%

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