Covid Continues to Take Life in China! Tens of Thousands Died Since December 8th
The coronavirus epidemic in China has reached terrible proportions. Since December 8, tens of thousands of people across the country have died from the Covid-19.
Jiao Yahui, Director of the Medical Management Department of the National Health Commission of China, announced the country's coronavirus data at a press conference.
Jiao Yahui announced that health institutions reported 59,938 deaths from Covid-19 between December 8 and January 12. Jiao reported that 5,503 people died due to respiratory failure directly caused by Covid-19 infection, while 54,435 people died due to underlying diseases.
While the average age of those who lost their lives in the said period was recorded as 80.3, it was shared that 90.1 percent of those who lost their lives were 65 years or older, and 56.5 percent were 80 years old and over.
In a statement made last month by China's National Health Commission, it was announced that only deaths from respiratory failure directly caused by Covid-19 will be included in the number of deaths in the coronavirus data.