China reports first COVID-19 death in eight months

China reports first COVID-19 death in eight months
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  • calendar-gray 14 January 2021

China on Thursday reported its first COVID-19 death in eight months, APA reports citing BBC.

The death late Wednesday during a surge in cases in Shijiazhuang City was the first reported by Beijing officials since May.

While the victim was not identified, she was already severely ill from an unspecified underlying illness.

The news sparked panic, with the hashtag “New virus death in Hebei” getting 270 million views on Chinese social media platform Weibo on Thursday.

“I haven’t seen the words ‘virus death’ in so long, it’s a bit shocking! I hope the epidemic can pass soon,” one user wrote.

 

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