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China seeing ‘9000 deaths a day’ as its state media calls travel restrictions ‘discriminatory’

China’s Covid infections to first peak on 13 January with ‘3.7 million cases expected in a day’

Arpan Rai
Friday 30 December 2022 16:32 GMT
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Hearses line in Beijing after Covid curbs removed

Around 9,000 people are estimated to be dying in China every day from Covid-19, a UK-based health data firm assessed, spiking the estimate by almost double from a week ago as most parts of the country remain gripped by the infection outbreak.

China’s Covid infections are set to hit their first peak on 13 January with 3.7 million cases expected in a day, said the UK’s Airfinity.

At the same time, the deaths due to the virus outbreak are expected to peak to around 25,000 per day with cumulative deaths reaching 584,000 since December, the health data firm said.

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