Shanghai, The lockdown in the Chinese city of Shanghai has been extended to April 26 amid reports of increased public outcry following the deaths of more than 19 patients with Covid-19 on Thursday. According to reports, the death toll has risen to 36 during the current wave of coronavirus in Shanghai, which has a population of 26 million. The city reported 17,629 new cases of infection in the last 24 hours, down 4.7 percent from a day earlier, according to data released Friday. As of March 1, the total number of infections in the city has risen to 4,43,500.
As many as 30,813 Kovid-19 patients are being treated in hospitals across the country, according to a report released on Friday by the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post.
Corona virus killed 11 patients in Shanghai on Thursday, according to official figures. Meanwhile, Shanghai has extended the lockdown period to April 26. The city is in its fourth week of lockdown.
In Shanghai, China’s largest city with a population of about 20 million, the number of people infected with the coronavirus’s omikron form is growing rapidly.