90% Of People In 1 China Province Infected With COVID

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  • As China battles an unprecedented COVID surge, nearly 90% of Henan — the third-most populous province — has been infected with the virus, a top health official said Monday.
  • Kan Quancheng, director of the health commission for central Henan province, said that as of Jan. 6, the infection rate was 89%.
  • With Henan’s population being about 99.4 million, the data would suggest that 88.5 million residents have been positive for COVID.

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