The state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters reported 269,510 more people with fever symptoms, bringing the total to 1,483,060, while the death toll grew to 56 as of Monday evening, KCNA said. It did not say how many people have tested positive for COVID-19. “A powerful force” of the army’s medical corps was dispatched to improve the supply of medicines in the capital Pyongyang, the centre of the country’s first acknowledged epidemic, a day after leader Kim Jong Un ordered its immediate deployment.