5 updates related to Coronavirus in China:
No death reported on Wednesday
China reported 3,030 new symptomatic Covid-19 cases on Wednesday. A day before this, 3,101 infections were reported. At the same time, 2,966 new local cases were also registered. According to the National Health Commission, no death has been reported due to Covid in the country. As of Wednesday, China has confirmed a total of 389,306 cases with symptoms.
Had to be treated in the hospital hall itself
According to a Bloomberg report, many hospitals in China are struggling to deal with the number of infected patients and drugstores are leaving disappointed customers empty-handed. Doctors at Tongren Hospital, one of Shanghai’s largest public hospitals, were treating in halls to handle an overflow of critically ill patients on Wednesday.
Only pneumonia or respiratory-related deaths will be reported
According to the AP report, a Chinese health official said that in its official Covid death figures, China is reporting only pneumonia or respiratory-related deaths. The figures of infected people are being reported but keeping the number of deaths is limited.
WHO is very worried about China
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that it is “extremely concerned” about the rising Covid cases in China. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a press briefing that he “needs more information about the severity of COVID-19 in China, especially about hospital and intensive care unit admissions, to assess the situation on the ground”. A comprehensive risk assessment can be done.”
COVID deaths drop by over 90%
The head of the World Health Organization said, “Covid deaths fell by more than 90% after the death toll reached the global peak. Yet there were too many uncertainties about the virus to conclude that the pandemic It’s over.” Some scientists have warned that the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 in China could lead to the emergence of new variants, which could prompt a redo of actions taken globally to contain the pandemic.