Shanghai (China) reported 12 new deaths related to COVID-19 on April 22, up from 11 deaths a day earlier.
Shanghai financial center is facing an outbreak COVID-19 China’s largest to the present time. The city recorded 20,634 new asymptomatic infections on April 22, up from 15,698 cases a day earlier.
The total number of new symptomatic cases on April 22 was 2,736 cases, up from 1,931 cases on April 21, Reuters reported.
The Shanghai government said that the average age of the patients who died was 88. All had underlying diseases and none had been vaccinated.
China does not have its own mRNA vaccine and has not imported a vaccine developed abroad.
In a study published by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention on April 22, medical experts in Jilin city, said that China’s vaccine so far is effective despite COVID-19 variants. New arrivals are unpredictable.
The data are strong enough to show the importance of a comprehensive vaccination strategy and booster doses, especially for the elderly, Chinese experts say.
Residential areas in Shanghai are continuing to be in lockdown. Local officials confirmed that they will not relax until all new cases outside the isolation areas.
On April 22, the number of cases outside the isolation area was 218, down from 250 cases a day earlier. The city-wide blockade of Shanghai began in early April.