In China, at least 60,000 people have died due to the repercussions of the Corona virus since the lifting of strict Corona measures in the country in early December. This was reported by the Chinese health authorities. This is a significant increase compared to the previously mentioned numbers.
It only relates to the number of deaths recorded in hospitals between December 8, 2022 and January 12 this year. The actual number may be higher. China has come under international criticism for systematically reporting fewer coronavirus deaths than it really is.
Beijing has modified the criteria for attributing a death to Corona, making it less likely that this will happen. This has been criticized by the World Health Organization (WHO). Authorities have consistently reported five or fewer deaths per day for the past month.
Chinese authorities say 90 percent of those who died were over the age of 65. Millions of people over the age of 60 in China are not immune.
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And according to the National Health Commission, the peak in hospitalizations is behind us. The number of patients who test positive for the virus will also decline steadily. The number of serious cases will also be above the peak, but will still be at a high level.
However, it is difficult to verify whether these promising predictions are completely correct. The University of Hong Kong estimates that about 900 million Chinese have the virus. A University of Hong Kong report estimates that 64% of China’s population has Covid. Gansu Province, where 91% of people are said to be infected, is at the top, followed by Yunnan (84%) and Qinghai (80%).
International health experts have predicted that there will be at least 1 million Covid-related deaths in China this year.
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