Beijing: Nearly 60,000 people have died in china in the last one month due to the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s government has said.
Jiao Yahoo, head of the health administration division under China’s National Health Commission, said the number of hospital deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic from December 8 to December 12 was 59,938.
It is believed that the number of people who died in the last one month due to the coronavirus pandemic will be more than this as it is only the number of people who died while undergoing treatment at the hospital.
According to Jiao Yahoo, 5,503 of those who died were physically unaffected and died only due to respiratory distress caused by the coronavirus. The death toll due to coronavirus infection, which was combined with other physical ailments, is 54,435, he said.
China had eased its policy of containing the coronavirus pandemic in early December last year. Following this, the number of people infected with coronavirus in that country rose sharply. However, various organisations, including the World Health Organization, have accused China of underestimating the number of cases and deaths.
The WHO advised that China should share real details and that it is very important for world health. However, China did not accept this. Chinese health officials said they did not need to downplay the damage.