To prevent more outbreaks, Beijing and the rest of the country have implemented stringent new regulations, and China confirmed its first recent COVID-19 fatality in nearly half a year on Sunday.
The National Health Commission confirmed its first death since May 26 with the passing of the 87-year-old man from Beijing, bringing the overall death toll to 5,227.
The last death was reported in Shanghai, which experienced a significant springtime rise in cases.
On Sunday, China reported discovering 24,215 new cases in the previous day, most of which were asymptomatic.
While the total immunization rate in China is over 92%, just 65% of the senior population, especially those over 80, have had at least one vaccination.
The commission withheld information regarding the newest deceased’s immunization history.
Due to its perceived vulnerability, China has largely kept its borders closed and has continued to adhere to its strict “zero-COVID” policy, which aims to eradicate infections through lockdowns, quarantines, case tracing, and mass testing, despite the adverse effects on daily life and the economy and the rising level of public resentment toward the government.
According to China, its strict policies have resulted in fewer cases and fatalities than in other nations, such as the US.