N. Korea Claims New Fever Cases Below 20,000 for Fifth Day
North Korea claimed that its fever-related daily cases suspected to be COVID-19 remained below 20-thousand for a fifth day.
The North’s official Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) reported on Thursday that around 13-thousand-100 new fever patients were confirmed in the 24-hour period leading up to 6 p.m. Wednesday nationwide.
Quoting the nation's state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters, the KCNA said about 16-thousand patients recovered during the same period.
The North did not mention new deaths, the death toll or the fatality rate.
The most recent update came last Thursday, 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.
Cumulative cases in the North compiled since late April grew to around four-point-six million, with North Korean authorities claiming that all but some 22-thousand have fully recovered.
According to the North's official tallies, daily new fever cases peaked on May 15 at nearly 400-thousand, but the number has continued to drop and fell below 20-thousand for the first time on Sunday and remained below the mark for a fifth day.
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