China: Covid deaths, cases down 70% since peak, as daily infections surpass 7 million – Times of India

HONG KONG: China’s number of seriously ill Covid-19 cases is down 72% from a peak early this month, while daily hospital deaths among Covid-19 patients are down 79% from their peak , the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. The figures are published on the center’s website. While officials have said infections have reached their peak, some global experts have warned of the possibility of an increase in cases in rural areas.
The CDC said the number of critically ill patients in China peaked at 1,28,000 on Jan. 4 and had fallen to 36,000 by Jan. 23. Hospital deaths, meanwhile, hit a daily peak of 4,273 on Jan. 4, falling to 896 on Jan. 23. Visits to fever clinics fell 96.2%, from a peak of 2.9 million on Dec. 22 to 110,000 on Jan. 23.
The CDC added that on Dec. 22, 2022, the number of infected people and the number of outpatient consultations with fever peaked, with the number of new infections “over 7 million per day and daily outpatient consultations with fever 2.9 million.”

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