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DPRK reports no death from fever cases for 3rd day

26 May 2022, 16:44 GMT+10

PYONGYANG, May 26 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) registered zero death from fever cases over the past three days, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Thursday.

From 6 p.m. (0900 GMT) Tuesday to 6 p.m. (0900 GMT) Wednesday, more than 105,000 fever cases were reported nationwide, with 157,020 recoveries and no death, said the report, citing information of the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters.

The report said fever cases in the country have surpassed 3.17 million since late April, with more than 2.89 million recoveries and at least 271,000 still under medical treatment. The total death toll stands at 68.

On May 12, the KCNA reported that the Omicron subvariant BA.2 was detected after samples were collected from a group of patients in the capital Pyongyang on May 8.

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