Apparently I didn't destroy the world

I've been playing Plague, Inc.: Evolved today, and I'm stuck on Fungus.

(Plague, Inc. Evolved is a game in which you play as a disease and attempt to eradicate humanity; when you succeed in Normal mode, you unlock a new disease type.)

Just now, I tried extra, extra hard to avoid being detected for as long as possible, and it mostly paid off! I killed off just about 99 percent of humanity before the cure was found. Most countries were empty. Canada started bombing its own cities! I think there were only people left in Canada and Greenland.

But that didn't count as a win, because apparently when there are 34 million humans left, that's basically the same as all of them.