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May 20, 2022 06:03 AM
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North Korea Reports Nearly 2 Million ‘Fever Cases’ in One Week

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un visits a pharmacy in Pyongyang May 15, 2022.
North Korea leader Kim Jong Un visits a pharmacy in Pyongyang May 15, 2022.

North Korea had nearly 2 million “fever cases,” affecting 7.7% of the population, and 63 deaths in just a week since it reported the nation’s first confirmed Covid cases May 12.

The isolated country reported 262,300 new fever cases and one new death nationwide in a 24-hour period ended at 6 p.m. Wednesday after more than 230,000 new cases the day before, the state emergency epidemic prevention command office reported Thursday at a meeting.

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