China Records Ist COVID Death After Jan 2021


Jilin (China) China has officially reported its first COVID deaths since January 2021 as the omicron variant continued its outspread across the nation. Both the deaths were reported in Jilin on March 18, as per the National Health Commission statement.

Deaths related to the novel virus plunged by a fifth on the global stage despite the pandemic’s continued resurgence this week.
According to an AFP tally, the average number of daily infections increased by 12 per cent globally over the week to 1.8 million, with Western nations seeing a rebound. Furthermore, coronavirus cases in France went up by 35 per cent this week, while both Italy and the UK saw a 42 per cent surge each as well.

China has begun seeking an exit from its coronavirus prevention strategy even as authorities put numerous cities under lockdown in what is being termed as the worst virus outbreak in two years.

Covid Cases up by 12% Globally

Mentioning the recognisable spike in COVID cases, a World Health Organisation (WHO) spokesperson on March 18 stated that the end of this global pandemic was still a long way off. Just a few days after Bloomberg reported that WHO was conferring on when and how to call an end to the global coronavirus crisis, the UN health agency stated that the ongoing pandemic was “far from over”.