CNN Corespondent Ivan Watson is in Seoul, South Korea, bringing the latest developments there to the ongoing town hall.
"The confirmed number of infections has crossed the 6,200 mark with at least 42 people who have died as a result of the disease. More than 70% of the infections have originated around the southern Korean city of Daegu," Watson said.
Some context: Daegu is where the Shincheonji religious group is based -- more than half of all cases nationwide have links to the group. Daegu is also near where a US soldier, his wife, and child were infected.
Aggressive testing: "More than 150,000 tests have been conducted since the virus first appeared here, and the authorities are working so hard to expedite this. There are even drive-through testing facilities to speed up the process and to limit the exposure of doctors and nurses to potential carriers," Watson said.
To put that into perspective: About 1,500 people have been tested for coronavirus in the US so far, said CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta -- "a magnitude of difference."