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COVID-19 cases, deaths declining, Chinese CDC says

By Wang Xiaoyu | | Updated: 2023-02-02 14:20
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Patients receive treatment at the emergency department at Gansu Province Central Hospital in Lanzhou, Gansu province, on Jan 16, 2023. [Photo by Pei Qiang/For]

China's COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to decline, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.

The number of COVID-19 fatalities at hospitals dropped to 434 on Monday, down by nearly 90 percent from the peak recorded on Jan 4.

The number of severe cases at hospitals peaked on Jan 5 at 128,000 and has been falling continuously since. On Monday, the number stood at 14,000.

COVID-19 cases at hospitals reached a high of about 1.63 million on Jan 5 and declined to 144,000 on Monday, the Chinese CDC said.

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