Large number of deaths from Kovid in China
The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement on Saturday that there were 12,658 Covid-related deaths in hospitals between January 13 and 19. At the same time, a week ago, China had reported the death of 59,938 people between the period of 8 December to 12 January. This figure of the Chinese government is shocking and this is because China had earlier stopped releasing data and now China has started releasing data in a dramatic manner. The World Health Organization had earlier urged Beijing to release more detailed information on the country’s Covid situation as the virus spread rapidly across China after the sudden lifting of extensive Covid-zero restrictions.
Why is China releasing the data now?
China is suddenly releasing covid related data and China’s data is disturbing. At the same time, experts say that now China is trying to calm the concerns that were raised from all over the world. In the guideline issued by China regarding Kovid deaths, only deaths due to respiratory disease were to be included in Kovid deaths, so China was criticized, because doctors say , that the corona virus can be responsible for killing people not only through respiratory disease, but also in many other ways. Nevertheless, the figures China is now disclosing still present only a partial picture, as they are only counting deaths in hospitals. Experts believe that in reality the death toll from Covid in China could be in lakhs.
80 percent of China’s population infected
Meanwhile, Wu Zunyao, the China CDC’s chief epidemiologist, said in a Weibo post late last week that 80% of the population has been infected in the current outbreak. At the end of 2022, China’s population was 1.41 billion, so it is believed that more than one billion people in China have been infected with Kovid so far, so experts believe that the number of deaths due to Kovid should be in millions. Can However, Wu Zunyao did not elaborate on how this figure was calculated. At the same time, the Lunar New Year festival is currently going on in China, in which millions of people are traveling inside the country, which has further helped the spread of Kovid. The Chinese government has also said that there may be a huge jump in the figures of Kovid during the Lunar Festival.
Has Corona reached its peak in China?
The Chinese authorities are repeatedly promoting the fact that the coronavirus is currently at its peak inside China and that the number of Covid cases will begin to decline in a few days. China has imposed strict restrictions for the past 3 years and locked down different regions, while China’s economy grew just 3% last year, the second slowest pace since the 1970s. At the same time, China’s Vice Premier Liu He said at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos last week that the country will return to the pre-pandemic situation after the Kovid infection reaches its peak.
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Situation likely to worsen in rural areas
According to reports, the Communist Party of China is very concerned about the possibility of Kovid spreading in rural areas, because the condition of hospitals in rural China is very bad and the fear is that if the infection spreads rapidly in rural areas, So there will be a record increase in the death toll. At the same time, in a nationwide video address before the New Year holiday, President Xi Jinping, referring to the spread of Kovid in rural areas, said that he is particularly concerned about the spread of the virus in rural areas and efforts to fight against it. are worried. Experts are worried that Covid could ravage vulnerable people in villages that lack health care infrastructure. Let us tell you that after the opening of China, there is a huge crowd in the hospitals and crematoriums, due to which the whole world is scared.
The dire condition of hospitals in China
If we talk about medical facilities in China, then at the national level in China, there are 2.9 doctors for every one thousand people, while there are 3.3 nurses. At the same time, there are only 1.62 doctors and nurses per 1000 population in rural China. People lack access to intensive care with ventilators and experienced doctors and equipment to keep critically ill patients alive. At the same time, lakhs of people are expected to go to their respective villages during the Lunar festival and if the covid spreads in the rural areas, then the situation can be very bad. Health analysis firm Airfinity Ltd has raised its estimate of Chinese Covid deaths to 36,000 per day, an alarming figure.