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A medical worker holds a portable fan during the sweltering heat while police officers are tested for COVID-19 at a makeshift clinic at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: South Korea has 3rd day of 200-plus new cases

Aug. 19, 2020 9:57 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 288 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus — its third straight day of over 200 as health authorities scramble to slow an outbreak in the region around the capital. The figures announced Thursday by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...