SEOUL, Feb. 27 (CNA) - South Korea reported 334 additional cases of the new coronavirus on Thursday (Feb 27), raising the total tally to 1,595, the Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (KCDC) said.

The figure is the largest reported additional cases in the country since its first case was confirmed on Jan 20.

Of the new cases, 307 were in the southeastern city of Daegu, where a church that was at the centre of the outbreak is located, the KCDC said in its statement.

No new deaths had occurred, the KCDC said in a statement, with the toll remaining at 12.