[5.14-15] Official Coronavirus Statistics

   Pyongyang, May 15 (KCNA - RSTV)   


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Consultative Meeting of Political Bureau of C.C., WPK Held

The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) convened a consultative meeting at the office building of the Party Central Committee on May 14 to overhaul the maximum emergency epidemic prevention system under operation and take additional political and practical measures.

Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, guided the consultative meeting.

Present there were members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, and members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee.

Present there as observers were officials in the state emergency epidemic prevention sector and a leading official of the Ministry of Public Health.

The Political Bureau heard a report of the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters on the spread of disease as of May 13.

On May 13, over 174 440 persons had fever, at least 81 430 were fully recovered and 21 died in the country.

The number of fevered persons totalized from late April to May 13 is over 524 440, among which more than 243 630 were fully recovered and at least 280 810 are under treatment with 27 dead in the country.

The report referred to the data on the spread of disease in every region and unit and to the characteristics of the progress of disease, and notified that in most cases, the loss of life was caused by mistakes like overmuch taking of drugs, bereft of scientific medical treatment.


It is very important for our epidemic prevention sector to study well the epidemic prevention policies of advanced countries, their successes in epidemic prevention and their experience, Kim Jong Un said, adding it is good to actively learn from the advanced and rich anti-epidemic successes and experience already gained by the Chinese party and people in the struggle against malicious epidemic, in particular.

The consultative meeting discussed such issues as taking practical measures to quickly strengthen the material and technological foundations of the public health sector and taking legal measures to strongly strike all negative deeds hindering the emergency epidemic prevention work.



Epidemic Spread and Treatment Result Informed

According to the information of the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters, over 296 180 more persons had fever, more than 252 400 were recovered and 15 died from the evening of May 13 to 18:00 of May 14 in the country.

From late April to 18:00 of May 14, the fevered persons totals to over 820 620, among which more than 496 030 have recovered and at least 324 550 are under medical treatment.

The death toll stands at 42.


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