COVID-19: 92% of Beijing’s population will have COVID-19

92% of Beijing’s population will have COVID-19, according to a study in China.

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According to a recent study that was published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Medicine, by January 31 almost 92% of people in Beijing, the capital of China, will have COVID.

By December 22, about 76% of Beijing’s populace has COVID-19. Researchers from the University of Hong Kong predict that by January 31, these percentages will have reached 92%.

In November and December, after China relaxed its zero-COVID regulation, the researchers in Beijing monitored the reproduction rate of the Omicron strain BF.7 for the study. Following the policy modifications, there was an increase in instances across the nation.

According to the study, the reproduction rate increased from 1.04 on November 11 to 3.44 a week later, you can say”one individual with the virus might infect 3.44 others.” Their simulations predicted that on December 11, there would be a high of 1.03 million daily cases.

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The researchers recommended that “surveillance programs are quickly established to monitor the spread and evolution of Sars-CoV-2 infections, and further study should be done to assess the transmissibility, incidence, and infection rate of the pandemic.”

On January 5, the number of patients with severe COVID-19 infections reached its peak. Between January 13 and January 19, the nation reported 13,000 hospital deaths associated with COVID.

According to China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 681 hospitalized patients passed away from respiratory failure last week, while 11,977 people passed away from various diseases and a COVID infection.

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