North Korea reports 18,820 more fever cases amid COVID outbreak
Aljazeera says North Korea recorded 18,820 more cases of fever and no new deaths amid its first official COVID-19 outbreak, state media said on Monday, as authorities continue to insist infections in the impoverished country are being brought under control.
The country has reported more than 4.6 million cases of fever during its first official outbreak, but authorities have not revealed how many of those patients tested positive for the coronavirus. Authorities on Friday reported more than 23,100 cases of fever, marking the third consecutive day reported infections stayed below 30,000.
Before acknowledging the outbreak in mid-May, Pyongyang had claimed to be free of COVID-19, a record doubted by many observers due to the coronavirus’ acute transmissibility and the country’s vast land border with China.
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