Covid-19 in the North: an increase above 100,000 cases of fever

SEOUL, May 30 (Yonhap) — The number of daily suspected novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in North Korea rose above 100,000 yesterday with one additional death, the Central News Agency reported Monday. North Korean (KCNA).

More than 100,710 people showed fever symptoms as of 6 p.m. Sunday, KCNA said, citing data from the State Headquarters for Emergency Epidemic Prevention. The total number of fever cases since late April rose to more than 3.55 million as of 6 p.m. Sunday, with more than 3.37 million fully recovered and around 188,530 currently receiving treatment, she added.

The cumulative death toll reached 70 with one more yesterday as the fatality ratio stood at 0.002 percent, according to the KCNA report. Regarding the number of deaths, North Korea did not release statistics on May 27 and 28, which raised speculation about the uncertain situation. According to today’s cumulative death toll report, it is likely that there were no fatalities during this period.

North Korea reported its first Covid-19 cases on May 12 after claiming to be case-free for more than two years and declaring enforcement of the virus control “maximum emergency” system.

Yesterday, some Chinese sources reported that the containment measures in North Korea were partially eased at midday yesterday, but it remains to be seen whether the North Korean authorities will confirm this or not as today’s report has reports an increase in new cases of fever.

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