WHO Appeals to China to Release More COVID-19 Information

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China Release COVID-19 Information; The World Health Organization has called on China to continue releasing information. About the wave of COVID-19 infections after the government reported nearly 60,000 deaths since early December. Following weeks of complaints that it had failed to tell the world what was happening.

Saturday’s announcement was the first official death toll since. The ruling Communist Party abruptly lifted anti-virus restrictions in December despite a surge in infections. That overwhelmed hospitals. It has sent information to the WHO and other governments, while the United States. South Korea and others have imposed controls on visitors from China.

Between Dec. 8 and Jan. 12, 5,503 people died of respiratory failure caused by COVID-19. 54,435 died of cancer, heart disease and other illnesses, as well as COVID-19, the government said.

China Release COVID-19 Information; According to the WHO statement, the notification “enables a better understanding of the epidemiological situation”. According to the statement, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke by phone with Health Minister Ma Xiaowei.

“WHO has requested that this type of detailed information continue to be share with us. The public,” the agency said, according to the Associated Press.

The National Health Commission said that only hospital deaths were count. Meaning that those who die at home were not includ. China Release COVID-19 Information; He did not provide information on when and if he will publish updated data.

A health official said the “national emergency peak has passed” as the number of daily visits to fever clinics has fallen by 83% since the peak on December 23.

The report would more than double China’s official COVID-19 death toll to 10,775 since the disease was first identified in the central city of Wuhan in late 2019. China only report deaths from pneumonia or respiratory failure in its official death toll, which excludes many deaths. which in other countries can be attributed to the virus.

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