Amidst a rise in infections, China’s National Health Commission declared that it would stop providing national daily COVID-19 case figures. After widespread demonstrations earlier this month, China relaxed its strict “zero-COVID” policy.
As Infections Soar China Stops Disclosing COVID-19 Case Counts
The country has reduced the definition of a COVID death and reported less than 10 deaths in the last two weeks, according to The Guardian, while a health data business calculated that there are actually 5,000 people dying from the virus every day.
The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention will share pertinent COVID statistics for reference and research, the NHC announced in a statement, breaking a three-year trend for reporting case and death data.
The administration of Zhejiang, a sizable industrial province close to Shanghai, declared on Sunday that there are already 1 million new cases reported daily in the region of 65.4 million people and that by the end of the year, this figure is expected to treble.