New cases of fever in North Korea have fallen below 60,000, Yonhap reported. 

This is the first time since the country announced an outbreak of COVID-19 last month, according to its state media on Wednesday.

More than 54,610 people showed symptoms of fever in the 24-hour period until 6 pm the day before.

This was announced by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), citing data from the state headquarters for the prevention of emergency epidemics.

He did not provide information on deaths.

The total number of fever cases since the end of April reached over 4.25 million at 6 p.m.

More than 4.15 million have recovered and at least 103,300 are being treated.

North Korea has reported more than 66,600 suspected cases of coronavirus

The daily number of fevers in the country is on a downward trend, reaching a peak of over 392,920 on May 15.

The death toll was 71 on June 3, according to the latest update on mortality, published the next day.