Published: 2022-05-15 13:29
Last Updated: 2022-10-01 04:12
Days after North Korea recorded its first case of COVID-19, and imposed lockdown measures, 15 additional deaths caused by a fever were recorded on Sunday.
The North Korea news agency stated that 42 deaths and 820,620 cases were recorded, 324,550 of which are currently receiving treatment.
The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, said that the outbreak was causing major disturbance in the country.
The news agency added that North Korea is still recording a high number of daily cases despite lockdown and preventative measures being put into motion.
It was reported that 174,440 caught a fever on Friday alone, 81,430 recovered while 21 died across the country.