N.Korea’s New Suspected Covid Cases Under 10,000 For Second Day

Seoul: North Korea’s new suspected Covid-19 cases remained below 10,000 for the second consecutive day, according to its state media on Sunday.

More than 8,920 people showed symptoms of fever over a 24-hour period until 6 p.m. the previous day, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said, citing data from the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters, Yonhap news agency reported.

It did not provide information on whether additional deaths have been reported.

The total number of fever cases since late April came to over 4.71 million as of 6 p.m. Saturday, of which more than 4.7 million have recovered, and at least 15,630 are being treated, it added.

On May 12, North Korea disclosed its first COVID-19 case after claiming to be coronavirus-free for over two years. The country’s daily fever tally has been on a downward trend after peaking at over 392,920 on May 15.

 (IANS)