North Korea reports zero positive cases after testing 28,905 people for COVID-19

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North Korea claimed there were no positive COVID-19 cases in the country after testing a cumulative total of more than 28,900 people, according to self-reported data in an updated World Health Organization (WHO) report.

Between May 21 and 27, North Korea said it tested 721 people, among which 146 had “influenza-like illness and/or severe acute respiratory infections,” according to the report.

Meanwhile, some 1.7 million AstraZeneca vaccines pledged by the global COVID-19 vaccine initiative COVAX have not reached the country yet as of June 7, according to Gavi, one of the coordinators of the initiative. 

Last month, Gavi cited

North Korea claimed there were no positive COVID-19 cases in the country after testing a cumulative total of more than 28,900 people, according to self-reported data in an updated World Health Organization (WHO) report.

Between May 21 and 27, North Korea said it tested 721 people, among which 146 had “influenza-like illness and/or severe acute respiratory infections,” according to the report.