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China’s official statistics show significant drop in COVID-19 cases



The Chinese government released new official accounts for the COVID-19 pandemic this Wednesday. This marks a significant drop in coronavirus cases, with he down more than 70% for patients considered critically ill.

Asian giants rolled back major restrictions in December, ending their ‘COVID-zero’ policy, leading to an unprecedented rebound in infections. Beijing was silent at the time, but simulations, such as those by the London-based Airfinity Institute, show that the daily number of cases may have peaked at 4.2 million.

The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 2.86 million visits to medical centers on Dec. 23, in its latest balance. According to statistics collected by the official media, it will be a near 98% decrease.

In terms of hospitalizations, there were 248,000 on Monday, an 84.8% decrease from a peak of 1.62 million on 5 January, and critically ill cases decreased by 72%, from 128,000 to 36,000. The death toll has fallen from his 4,273 on Jan. 4 to 896 this Monday.

Source: Diario.Elmundo

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