Dongyang says all fever patients fully recover

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Dongyang says all fever patients fully recover

A worker in protective gear stands on an empty sidewalk in Pyongyang, the DPRK, on May 17, 2022, in this photo provided by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea government. SEOUL JAKARTA SINGAPORE -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea said on Friday all of its fever patients had recovered, its first such claim since the outbreak of the coronaviruses, according to state media KCNA.

The DPRK has never confirmed how many people have tested positive for COVID- 19, but it said that around 4.77 million fever patients have fully recovered and 74 have died since late April, and there has been no new fever cases since July 30.

Instead of claiming a victory or an end to the COVID 19 situation, the DPRK said it would redouble its efforts to maintain the perfection in the execution of state anti-epidemic policies and measures, and integrally carry out the work to tighten its anti-epidemic system. Such work would include enhanced monitoring of new COVID- 19 subvariants and measures to quickly mobilise its medical workers in case of a crisis situation, according to KCNA.

A woman wearing a mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus sits inside a bus in Jakarta, Indonesia on May 17, 2022. DITA ALANGKARA AP In Indonesia, the number of weekly COVID 19 cases has risen remarkably in the past month, a spokeswoman for COVID 19 task force Wiku Adisasmito said on Thursday.

Adisasmito said that we had around 38,000 weekly positive cases this week, which is very high compared to 2,000 cases in early July.

The number of deaths due to COVID 19 this week was 91, a big increase compared to 40 deaths in the previous week.

The country recorded 6,527 new daily cases on Thursday, bringing the total recoveries of 6,021, 549 and deaths of 157,060, mainly in Jakarta 12.93 percent South Kalimantan 12.79 percent and Banten 11.85 percent.

An elderly resident arrives at a temporary swab center in a public housing block after a few positive COVID 19 cases were detected in the building, in Singapore on May 21, 2021, after being tested at a temporary swab center set up at the void deck area on the ground floor of a public housing block. ROSLAN RAHMAN AFP Singapore reported 6,648 new cases of COVID 19 on Thursday, bringing the total to 1,742, 874.

According to statistics released by the Ministry of Health, 649 cases were detected through PCR polymerase chain reaction tests and 5,999 through ART antigen rapid test tests.

Among the PCR cases, 612 were local transmissions and 37 were imported cases. There were 5,780 local transmissions and 219 imported cases among the ART cases with mild symptoms and assessed to be of low risk.