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China reported the first Covid death in more than six months after WHO investigators arrived

On January 12, 2021, health care workers collected cotton stick samples from children at the community Covid-19 testing site in Qiaoxi District, Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei Province in northern China. Shijiazhuang has begun a second round of nucleic acid testing for all residents. ..

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Beijing — On Thursday, mainland China reported the death of the first new Covid-19 since May as authorities sought to curb the surge in incidents just outside Beijing.

A woman in Hebei province died Wednesday afternoon, state media reported, saying her illness was severe and she was in existing health.

The state surrounded Beijing and began reporting a surge in coronavirus cases earlier this month. Authorities blocked Shijiazhuang and other parts of Hebei province in less than two weeks to prevent the spread of the disease.

Hebei reported 81 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the current number of cases to 463. The northernmost state of Heilongjiang Province reported 43 new confirmed cases on Wednesday.

The National Health Commission recorded Wednesday’s death in a daily report on the status of the local coronavirus. This is the first addition to the overall casualties since May 2020.

This brings the total death toll from the coronavirus in mainland China to 4,365. The first death from Covid-19 occurred in Wuhan on January 11, 2020, with the disease first occurring in late 2019.

According to state media, a team from the World Health Organization arrived in Wuhan on Thursday to investigate the origin of the virus with Chinese scientists.

The Chinese government opposed the implication that Covid-19 came from China. After a high domestic outbreak early last year, authorities attributed subsequent incidents to foreign sources.

China reported the first Covid death in more than six months after WHO investigators arrived

Source link China reported the first Covid death in more than six months after WHO investigators arrived

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