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N.Korea reports first COVID-19 death,hundreds of thousands have shown fever symptoms

 (FMNews) -At least one person  has died hundreds of thousands have shown fever symptoms due to  COVID-19 in North Korea,according to reports.

 Some 187,800 people are currently being treated in isolation after a fever of unidentified origin has “explosively spread nationwide” since late April, the official KCNA news agency reported.

Around 350,000 people have shown signs of that fever, including 18,000 who newly reported such symptoms on Tuesday alone, KCNA said. About 162,200 of them have been treated so far, but it did not specify how many had tested positive for COVID-19.

 

 At least six people who showed fever symptoms died, with one of those case confirmed to have contracted the Omicron variant of the virus, KCNA said.

North Korea confirmed its first COVID-19 outbreak on Thursday, calling it the "gravest national emergency".

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited the anti-virus command center on Tuesday to check the situation and responses after declaring “gravest state emergency” and ordering a national lockdown on Thursday.

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