For the first time since the lockdown started in late March, Shanghai authorities have reported on April 18 three deaths from Covid. Accordingly, all of them were unvaccinated elders, aged 89 to 91.
The city’s Health Commission said that the three people died in hospital on Sunday despite “full efforts to resuscitate them.”
It went on to say that all three people had underlying health issues.
According to the BBC, the Chinese official death toll does not include people who died from underlying health problems after testing positive for Covid.
Bloomberg reported that Shanghai recorded over 22,000 cases on Sunday. The total amount of infected patients since the outbreak has passed over 300,000. Most cases have been mild or asymptomatic.
China’s official Covid statistics were much lower than many other countries globally. However, while every nation has moved away from the anti-Covid lockdown measures, Chinese authorities vow to stick to them.