The death toll due to the novel coronavirus in South Korea exceeded 100 on Friday, the country’s health officials confirmed.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said that the death toll due to COVID-19 had reached 102 after eight more patients died on Friday, local Yonhap news agency reported.

The deaths were reported in the southeastern city of Daegu — the source of most of the country’s COVID-19 cases — and its surrounding North Gyeongsang province.

South Korea reported its first death due to the virus on Feb. 20, most of them elderly patients with a

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