North Korea is in a state of chaos: The death toll has risen to 27, with over 5 lakh people suffering from fever.

North Korea reports 21 new deaths and 1,74,440 more people with fever symptoms . Total number of deaths and cases to 27 people and 5,24,440 illnesses .

Seoul (South Korea): North Korea reported 21 new deaths and 1,74,440 more people with fever symptoms on Saturday, as the country scrambles to stop Covid-19 from spreading to its unvaccinated population.The latest deaths and cases, which occurred on Friday, increased the total number of deaths and cases to 27 people and 5,24,440 illnesses, as a result of a rapid epidemic epidemic that has been present since late April.North Korea said 243,630 people had recovered and 280,810 were still in quarantine.In the state media, it was not clear how many of the fever cases and deaths were diagnosed as Covid-19 infections.

During a ruling party Politburo meeting on Saturday, North Korean President Kim Jong-un described the event as a historic catastrophe and called for compromise between the government and the people to make the crisis as rapid as possible.Kim expressed hope that the country would control the disease, adding that the bulk of cases are occurring in communities that are isolated from one another.Experts argue that a failure to curb the spread of the disease could be devastating considering the state of the nation's poor health care system, which has 26 million people who are largely unvaccinated.para