After moving away from the ‘Zero-Covid’ policy, there has been a massive increase in the number of coronavirus infections in China. Recently, in a research report of Peking University, about 60,000 people have died after the news of 900 million people have been infected with the corona virus in the country so far. The country’s authorities released this information on Saturday. News from AFP.

Xiao Yahui, head of the Bureau of Medical Administration under the National Health Commission, recorded 59,938 Covid-related deaths in China from December 8, 2022 to January 12, under the National Health Commission.

The figure refers only to deaths recorded in medical facilities, the total is likely to be higher. This includes 5,503 deaths due to respiratory failure directly caused by the virus and 54,435 deaths due to underlying diseases associated with Covid, Xiao said.

A top infectious disease expert in China has warned that the country’s rural areas will see a spike in coronavirus infections during the week-long Chinese New Year holiday.

(January 14)