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China’s daily Covid infections hit peak last month at 7 million: Report

World NewsChina's daily Covid infections hit peak last month at 7 million: Report

Daily new Covid-19 infections in China peaked at more than 7 million a day around Dec. 22, while deaths peaked at more than 4,000 a day on Jan. 4, according to the country’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. said Wednesday.

The figures, published on the center’s website, came after a prominent government scientist said over the weekend that 80 percent of China’s 1.4 billion people had already been infected, with the next two or three more likely to be infected. A major rebound of Covid-19 is likely within months. .

“Around December 22, 2022, the number of infected people and the number of out-of-fever patient consultations peaked,” he said, adding that the number of new infections “exceeded 7 million per day and daily out-of-fever cases The number of patient consultations has reached 2.867 million.”

An official of the National Health Commission said last week that China has passed the peak of Covid patients in fever clinics, emergency rooms and in critical conditions.

Nearly 60,000 people had died in hospital as of January 12, nearly a month after China abruptly ended its strict zero-covid policy, according to official data.

But some experts said that figure likely underestimates the full impact, because it doesn’t include people who die at home and because many doctors say they blame Covid for death. Discouraging giving reasons.

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