14 January 2023

China Reports Nearly 60,000 COVID-related Deaths in Five Weeks

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  • China

Beijing, January 14 (QNA) - Chinese health authorities reported today that nearly 60,000 COVID-related deaths occurred in five weeks from Dec. 8, 2022 to Jan. 12, 2023.

China's Xinhua news agency reported the National Health Commission as saying that a total of 59,938 deaths related to COVID-19 occurred in medical institutions nationwide.

A total of 5,503 people died of respiratory failure caused by COVID-19, and 54,435 died of underlying issues complicated by COVID-19 infection, it added.

The average age at the time of death was 80.3 years, with about 90.1 percent aged 65 years and above, and about 56.5 percent aged 80 and above, it said. (QNA)


General, Asian countries, China
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