First Covid deaths in Shanghai

Three elderly citizens died of COVID-19 in Shanghai on Sunday, according to a statement released by the city’s health department on Monday. The patients were between 89 and 91 years old and were undergoing treatment at the hospital. All three were unvaccinated and suffered from pre-existing conditions. They are the first deaths of the ongoing outbreak of the Omicron variant of Sars-CoV-2, which means the death toll is still low compared to the situation in Hong Kong this spring – or conditions in Europe. But the increase in the number of symptomatic infections marks an unfavorable trend.

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