A total of 167,650 people with symptoms of fever have been reported by North Korean authorities in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 2.81 million since the end of April, Yonhap reported today, citing North Korea's KCTA news agency.

2.33 million people (nearly 83 percent) have recovered from fever patients and 479,000 are in treatment, TASS reports.

One person has died in the last 24 hours, resulting in 68 deaths.

Decrease in new cases of "fever" in North Korea

According to Seoul, the number of "fever patients" includes more than just those infected with the coronavirus.

Authorities in the DPRK are believed to be keeping statistics on residents with fever symptoms due to limited opportunities for mass testing and detection of KOVID-19.

For the second day in a row, the fever is below 200,000. North Korea has a population of approximately 24 million.