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N. Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases fall below 10,000: state media

All News 06:17 June 25, 2022

SEOUL, June 25 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's new suspected COVID-19 cases dropped below 10,000, according to its state media Saturday.

More than 9,610 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.

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

The total number of fever cases since late April came to over 4.7 million as of 6 p.m. Friday, of which more than 4.68 million have recovered, and at least 17,300 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.

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