The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world on Wednesday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories where available.
Wednesday 5:52 a.m.: On Wednesday, North Korea added hundreds of thousands of infections to its growing number of pandemic cases, but also said one million people had already recovered from suspected COVID-19 in just one week. after revealing an outbreak, a public health crisis it appears to be trying to manage in isolation as global experts express deep concern over the dire consequences.
The country’s antivirus headquarters announced 232,880 new fever cases and six more deaths in state media on Wednesday. These figures bring its total to 62 deaths and more than 1.7 million cases of fever since the end of April. He said more than a million people have recovered but at least 691,170 remain in quarantine.
Outside experts believe most fevers stem from COVID-19, but North Korea lacks tests to confirm as many. The outbreak is almost certainly more important than the fever count, as some virus carriers may not develop a fever or other symptoms.
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