China registers 52 more deaths from coronavirus in Shanghai and 1,923 new cases

China registers 52 more deaths from coronavirus in Shanghai and 1,923 new cases

The National Health Commission of China announced on Tuesday the death of 52 people from coronavirus in the eastern metropolis of Shanghai, bringing the total death toll since the epidemic began in China to 4,828.

The city adds a total of 190 deaths since the confinement began more than a month ago as a result of a sharp increase in cases.

China which applies a severe “zero tolerance” policy towards the new coronavirus, is going through a wave of outbreaks attributed to the omicron variant that is causing record numbers of infections not seen since the start of the pandemic in the first half of 2020.

Thus, the Commission today reported 1,923 new positive cases of the coronavirus detected the day before, 1,908 of them due to local contagion and the rest imported.

The localities with the highest number of community transmission cases were Shanghai (east, 1,661), Jiangxi (southeast, 91), Jilin (northeast, 44), Beijing (north, 32), and Liaoning (northeast, 25).

Health authorities also reported today the detection of 15,889 asymptomatic cases, 15,816 of them local (mostly in Shanghai), although Beijing does not count them as confirmed cases unless they show symptoms.

The remaining infections, found among travelers from abroad, were detected in various regions of the country.

The total number of active infected in the China continental amounts to 28,726, 341 of them in serious condition.

According to the institution’s accounts, since the start of the pandemic, 205,257 people have been infected in the country and 4,828 have died.

To date, medical follow-up has been carried out on more than three million close contacts with those infected, of which 426,511 are still under observation.

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