North Korea reports nearly 220,000 cases of unidentified fever, one death

North Korea registered new 220,000 new cases of a mysterious fever and one death in the past 24 hours. The origin remains unknown of the mass infection however the state has increased healthcare protocols.

Pyongyang, May 21: North Korea registered around 220,000 new cases of mysterious fever and one death in the past 24 hours, state-run media reported on Saturday. More than 219,030 people showed symptoms of fever and one death was reported over a 24-hour period until 1800 hours on Friday , the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said, citing data from the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters.

It raised the death toll to 66, while 281,350 have recovered. The total number of fever cases since late April in the nation. With a population of approximately 25 million, came to more than 2.46 million as of 1800 hours Friday. Of which more than 1.76 million have recovered and roughly 692,480 are being treated, it added. Last week, North Korea confirmed the first case of Covid-19 in the country. At the same time, the country reports about the spread of the unidentified fever. Which is not officially linked to Covid-19.

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