SEOUL, Feb. 27 (CNN) - South Korea has announced another 171 cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total to 505 in the past 24 hours.
It is the largest jump in one day for South Korea since the outbreak began. In total, there are now 1,766 infections across the country, which has left 13 people dead.
Out of the 171 new cases, 115 are from Daegu and 24 are from the North Gyeongsang province that surrounds the southern city.
South Korea’s total new case count reported Thursday has overtaken China’s announcement today of 433 new cases.