A patient is wheeled into the fever clinic in Beijing on Monday amid a surge of cases in the capital. Photo: AP
A patient is wheeled into the fever clinic in Beijing on Monday amid a surge of cases in the capital. Photo: AP

China says it will only count Covid deaths from respiratory failure in official toll

  • Adviser to National Health Commission says deaths among elderly people with other chronic illnesses will ‘not be counted as Covid-induced’
  • Despite reports of rising demand for funeral homes, only 7 deaths – all in Beijing – have been officially logged since restrictions were lifted this month

A patient is wheeled into the fever clinic in Beijing on Monday amid a surge of cases in the capital. Photo: AP
A patient is wheeled into the fever clinic in Beijing on Monday amid a surge of cases in the capital. Photo: AP
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