North Korea: Six dead, 350,000 “fevers” as coronavirus spreads “explosively”

Summary by Ground News
At least six people in North Korea have died and more than 350,000 have contracted an unusual fever since late April. On Thursday, 18,000 new cases were reported, 187,800 people were in quarantine, and 162,200 had reportedly recovered. The numbers come just a day after the authoritarian country acknowledged for the first time that the coronavirus was spreading within its borders.
North Korea: Six dead, 350,000 “fevers” as coronavirus spreads “explosively”
8 days ago

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Washington Times

North Korea says fever spreading ‘explosively,’ six dead from COVID-19

The coronavirus has been spreading “explosively” in North Korea since April and killed at least six, state media said Friday in an unusual admission one day after dictator Kim Jong-un donned a mask and warned that a variant had slipped into the country.

8 days ago·Washington, United States
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Independent.ie

North Korea announces ‘explosive’ outbreak of Covid, confirming six deaths and 350,000 potential cases

North Korea announced an “explosive” Covid outbreak on Thursday, with six dead and 350,000 potential cases across the country since April.

7 days ago·Ireland
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South China Morning Post

China closely watching ‘explosive’ Covid outbreak in North Korea

Chinese foreign ministry reiterates pledge to help North Korea tide over the crisis as a ‘comrade, neighbour and friend’.

8 days ago·Hong Kong
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Washington Examiner

North Korea reports first COVID-linked death amid 'explosive' outbreak

The first death of a person who contracted COVID-19 has been reported in North Korea just one day after the hermit country acknowledged the pandemic had infiltrated its borders.

8 days ago·Washington, United States
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Metro News

North Korea reveals six dead and 350,000 sick with fever spreading 'explosively'

Officials claim the fever's cause is unknown, but experts widely believe Covid cases are far higher than the state has admitted to.

8 days ago·London, United Kingdom
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Business Insider

North Korea said it is suffering an explosive outbreak of 'fever' with 350,000 cases — just one day after announcing its first ever COVID case

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the massive outbreak showed a "grave sign of lapses in our anti-epidemic system," state media reported.

8 days ago·United States
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