North Korea claimed that its fever-related daily cases suspected to be COVID-19 remained below ten-thousand for a third day.
The North’s official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) reported on Monday that around seven-thousand-300 new fever patients were confirmed in the 24-hour period leading up to 6 p.m. Sunday nationwide.
Quoting the nation's state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters, the KCNA said about nine-thousand-90 patients recovered during the same period.
Cumulative cases in the North compiled since late April grew to around four-point-72 million, with North Korean authorities claiming that 99-point-seven percent of them have fully recovered.
The North did not mention new deaths, the death toll or the fatality rate.
The most recent update came on June 16, when the KCNA said that one new death was reported, raising the death toll to 73 with a fatality rate of zero-point-002 percent.
With the steady fall in new fever cases, South Korea believes that the North may declare victory in its fight against the epidemic this month.
However, many experts say Pyongyang's statistics lack credibility as the number of deaths is far too low considering the reported caseload.