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North Korea's total suspected COVID-19 cases reach nearly 3 million: state media

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  • 송고시간 2022-05-25 02:50
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The KCNA stressed that the North has succeeded in effectively keeping the virus situation under control. A worker disinfects a vehicle carrying medical oxygen, in Pyongyang. (File photo by= EPA)

[Asia News = Reporter Reakkana] SEOUL: North Korea reported over 134,510 new suspected COVID-19 cases Tuesday, with the total number of fever cases reaching nearly 3 million. More than 134,510 people showed indications of fever, with no additional deaths reported, over a 24-hour period until 6 p.m. the previous day, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported, citing data from the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters.
 
The daily number of fever cases has remained below 200,000 for the third consecutive day after reaching 219,030 cases Saturday. The death toll remains at 68, with the fatality rate standing at 0.002 percent, the KCNA said. The fever caseload reported since late April in the nation, with a population of 24 million, came to more than 2.94 million as of 6 p.m. Sunday, of which more than 2.54 million, have recovered and at least 400,230 are being treated, it added. The KCNA stressed that the North has succeeded in effectively keeping the virus situation under control.

 
On May 12, North Korea reported its first COVID-19 case after claiming to be coronavirus-free for over two years and declared the implementation of the "maximum emergency" virus control system. On May 12, North Korea reported its first COVID-19 case after claiming to be coronavirus-free for over two years and declared the implementation of the "maximum emergency" virus control system.