December 07, 2023

North Korea again claims zero COVID-19 cases after testing roughly 24,500 people

The DPRK self-reports its testing numbers to the World Health Organization

North Korea claims that it has zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 after cumulatively testing more than 24,500 people, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO).

The report, which relays COVID-19 testing statistics self-reported by the DPRK, stated that North Korea tested 24,542 people for COVID-19 as of April 15, amounting to 48,810 samples in total. All of the samples came out negative for the virus, according to the WHO report.