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 عدد الصينيين الذين ماتوا من وباء كوفيد infographic
Graphic charts estimates of the true number of Covid-19 fatalities in China.


عدد الصينيين الذين ماتوا من وباء كوفيد

By Ninian Carter

February 16, 2023 - الصين تدعي أن 83.150 من مواطنيها لقوا حتفهم منذ بدء جائحة كوفيد-19 في أواخر كانون الأول (ديسمبر) 2019، لكن علماء الأوبئة يعتقدون أن العدد الإجمالي أعلى من هذا بكثير.

In December 2022, China relaxed its strict “Zero Covid” restrictions and saw an explosion in cases and deaths.

However, China’s official Covid-19 death toll (as of February 9, 2023) stands at 83,150 people – making it the the lowest death rate per capita of any major country.

This seems unlikely, due in part to China only counting deaths in hospitals and for a long time only counting Covid deaths caused by respiratory failure – discounting other causes such as liver, kidney or cardiac failure.

Epidemiologists have been working to piece together a realistic tally based on various aspects of China’s response to the pandemic and believe the true figure is likely between 1 million and 1.5 million casualties.

PUBLISHED: 16/02/2023; STORY: Graphic News