China Province Sees 90% Of Its Population Infected With COVID

Figures suggest nearly 88.5 million people in Henan have now been infected
People receive medical attention in a Fever Clinic area in a Hospital in the Changning district in Shanghai, on December 23, 2022 - China is battling a wave of coronavirus infections that has hit the elderly hard but resulted in only a handful of reported deaths after the government redefined the criteria by which Covid-19 fatalities are counted. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP) (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Nearly 90 percent of residents in Henan, China’s third most populous province, have now been infected with the coronavirus, according to a top local official. 
  • Visits to fever clinics peaked on December 19, however, there has since been a downward trend.
  • As China celebrates Lunar New Year later in January, COVID-19 cases are anticipated to rise dramatically, as millions travel to mark the holiday.

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