Quantos chineses morreram de Covid? infographic
A infografia mostra as estimativas do verdadeiro número de óbitos por Covid-19 na China.


Mortes por Covid na China podem ser muito superiores aos dados oficiais

By Ninian Carter

February 16, 2023 - A China diz que morreram 83.150 dos seus cidadãos desde que se iniciou a pandemia de Covid-19 em finais de dezembro de 2019, mas os epidemiologistas acreditam que o total é muito maior.

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