Covid-19: Eight more people died in Shanghai, more than 19300 new cases of Omicron found in China
After the death of eight more people from Covid-19 in Shanghai city of China, the number of deaths due to infection in the eastern metropolis has increased to 25. China's National Health Commission said that more than 19,300 new cases related to 'Omicron' form have been reported in the country. According to the data, a total of 4,663 people have died in the country since the first case of Covid-19 was reported in December 2019. On Wednesday, 19,382 new cases were found in China, with the majority of cases from Shanghai. Of these, 2,830 did not have any symptoms of infection, but they will also have to be treated in designated hospitals along with other patients.
Epidemiologists say this is a serious warning for the country, which is facing difficulties in easing COVID-19 restrictions in China due to low vaccination rates among the elderly. Apart from Shanghai, new cases of corona have also come in 17 other provinces. Of these, 95 cases were reported in Jilin and one in Beijing.
New global cases down a quarter last week: WHO
According to the WHO's weekly report, new cases of Kovid-19 worldwide decreased by almost a quarter last week. There has been a steady decline in cases since the end of March. The United Nations Health Agency said, there is a decline in new cases in every region, in the US this decline was recorded only two percent. Overall, more than 502 million cases have been reported in the world so far and about 62 lakh people have died.