The China National Health Commission announced on Monday the death of three people in the eastern metropolis of Shanghai by covid-19, bringing the total death toll since the Pandemic began to 4,641.
China is going through a wave of outbreaks attributed to the omicron variant that it is causing record figures of infections not seen since the start of the pandemic in the first half of 2020. Thus, the Commission has reported this morning 2,742 new positive cases of the coronavirus detected the day before, 2,723 of them by local contagion and the rest, imported. Health authorities have also reported the detection of 20,718 asymptomatic cases.
The Asian giant had recorded its last two deaths from coronavirus last March, in the northeastern province of Jilin. According to the local newspaper Global Timesthe three dead in Shanghai, a city that has been confined for more than a month as a result of a sharp increase in cases, were people between 89 and 91 years of age with other associated health problems.
The total number of active infected in mainland China amounts to 28,987, 71 of them in serious condition. According to the accounts of the institution, since the beginning of the pandemic, they have been infected 185,035 people in the country. Worldwide, the number of infected registers 504 million cases, while deaths amount to 6.2 million, according to the World Health Organization. In Spain, 11.6 million positives have been detected since the records began and 103,000 people have lost their lives due to this disease.