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China concerned about Covid-19 outbreaks in Shanghai and Beijing


China concerned about Covid-19 outbreaks in Shanghai and Beijing

Beijing, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Chinese authorities expressed concern on Saturday about several Covid-19 outbreaks in Shanghai and Beijing, where the number of confirmed and asymptomatic cases has increased in the last few hours.

Wu Qianyu, leader of the Health Commission in Shanghai, warned about the complexity of the epidemiological situation in that municipality, where 23,370 new patients and 12 deaths were reported on Saturday.

These statistics turn around the gradual decrease in the daily number of sick people that the city had experienced in recent days.

More deaths from Covid-19 are expected in the short term in Shanghai, because there are 175 patients with serious and critical conditions, most of whom are elderly, suffer from conditions such as heart disease, cancer or diabetes, and require treatments such as artificial ventilation.

Meanwhile in Beijing authorities warned about a high health risk after detecting at least six confirmed contagions and 10 silent carriers of the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the cause of the disease.

As a result, hundreds of people are under quarantine, several communities are under confinement and classes have been suspended at educational centers.

In general, China has accumulated at least 14,769 deaths and 556,794 confirmed cases in its mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan since the outbreak of the pandemic in December 2019.

In addition, 247,348 asymptomatic patients are under medical observation.


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