Shanghai works to reduce mortality from Covid-19 | News

East China’s Shanghai Municipality has further improved its treatment capacity for severe COVID-19 patients in order to reduce the mortality rate of the current outbreak of the disease, spokesmen for the municipal health commission announced on Sunday.


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A total of nine medical teams for the treatment of serious cases have been dispatched to eight designated hospitals. The teams are made up of more than 360 specialists with extensive experience in intensive care, the commission detailed at a press conference.

Shanghai has recorded 87 deaths related to the disease in the current outbreak. The oldest of the deceased was 101 years old, and the average age of these was 81.1 years.

Data from the National Health Commission of China indicated that 39 people died this Sunday in the aforementioned city.

Shanghai, China’s largest city, recorded its first deaths on April 18 despite detecting thousands of cases daily in recent weeks.

Shanghai’s economic growth showed signs of slowing in the first three months of 2022, as the financial hub was hit by the outbreak of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Gross domestic product (GDP) of the eastern Chinese city grew 3.1 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, the local statistics bureau reported on Saturday, down from the national figure of 4.8 percent during the year. same period.

Even though some supermarkets and factories have resumed operations, many communities in the city are still under strict lockdown measures.