China reports almost 60,000 COVID-19 deaths in a month – DW – 01/14/2023

There have been almost 60,000 COVID-related deaths in China since it began removing its zero-COVID restrictions in early December, health authorities reported on Saturday.

Some 59,938 COVID-related deaths were recorded between December 8, 2022, and January 12, 2023, Jiao Yahui, Bureau of Medical Administration head, told reporters, adding that cases had peaked and were declining.

Nationwide, “the number of fever clinic visitors is generally in a declining trend after peaking, both in cities and rural areas,” he said.

The reported death toll only included those who died in hospital, meaning more may have died at home.

Official death toll doubled

The announcement follows complaints that authorities had not been revealing data after large-scale protests led authorities to end…

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