Shanghai reports more deaths as Covid-19 toll rises

Patients rest in a temporary Covid-19 hospital in Shanghai, China. – EPA pic, April 19, 2022.

CHINA reported seven new deaths from Covid-19 in Shanghai today, raising the official toll after hundreds of thousands of cases in the metropolis during a weeks-long lockdown.

City authorities revealed the first virus deaths yesterday, with today’s fatalities bringing the total official toll to just 10, despite the scale of the outbreak.

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