IP- China has reported nearly 60,000 deaths among COVID-affected people since early December after complaints it was failing to release data.

Iran PressAsia: The toll from December 8 through Thursday consisted of 5,503 deaths due to respiratory failure caused by COVID-19 and 54,435 fatalities from other ailments combined with COVID-19, the National Health Commission announced on Saturday, adding that the “emergency peak” of its latest surge appears to have passed.

It said the reported deaths related to COVID-19 occurred in hospitals, which left open the possibility more people might have died at home.

The report would more than double China’s official number of deaths directly attributed to COVID-19 to 10,775 since the virus was first detected in the central city of Wuhan in late 2019.


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