Shanghai records 3 Covid deaths since the start of the pandemic
Residents at a temporary hospital converted from the National Exhibition and Convention Center to quarantine COVID-positive patients in Shanghai on April 18, 2022. Photo: AP
The economic capital of China, Shanghai, is facing its worst outbreak since the beginning of the pandemic, and the entire population is quarantined.
On Monday, China reported three deaths from Corona in Shanghai, the first cases officially announced since the start of the pandemic at the end of March in the Chinese economic capital.
The Asian giant, which follows the zero-Covid strategy, officially recorded 4,641 deaths related to the Coronavirus that appeared on its soil at the end of 2019.
The Shanghai government said on social media that it was about three elderly people suffering from diseases. Their condition "deteriorated" after being admitted to hospital, and "died after all efforts to revive them proved futile."
She explained that the three deceased were women (89 and 91 years old) and a man (91 years old), noting that they were suffering from diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
The economic capital, Shanghai, is facing the worst outbreak of the virus since the beginning of the pandemic, and the entire population of about 25 million people has been quarantined since early April.
Shanghai, the epicenter of the latest outbreak of the disease in China, announced on Saturday that it had recorded 3,590 asymptomatic cases, an unprecedented increase, and 19,923 asymptomatic cases on Friday.
Cases in the city account for most of the infections recorded nationwide, and a lockdown is still imposed on most of Shanghai's residents.