A security personnel in a protective suit keeps watch as medical workers attend to patients at the fever department of Tongji Hospital, a major facility for patients of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China on Jan. 1, 2023. (Reuters)
COVID-19 has resurged in mainland China with the number of people testing positive for the virus rising significantly since April.
This follows mass infections and deaths from last December to January.
A Pudong, Shanghai resident told The Epoch Times on June 21 that his father recently developed white lungs from a COVID-19 infection and died.
Others reported COVID-19-related illness, deaths, and reinfections among family members.
Dr. Bai of Beijing Anzhen Hospital posted on Chinese social media that he had been reinfected with COVID-19, and the department director had also been infected and was suffering severe symptoms. They were both infected by patients.
In the southeastern city of Fuzhou, “the new wave of infections has been very serious in the past month or so,” A. Liang, a Fuzhou resident, told The Epoch Times.
Many people around him were infected.
“Although the symptoms are not as severe as the first wave, it’s very contagious,” he said.
Li Yu (pseudonym), a doctor in Jiamusi City of northeastern province Heilongjiang, told The Epoch Times that “there are a lot of people being reinfected with COVID-19 and hospitalized. Some elderly people died after being infected.”
Wang Yi (pseudonym) from Nantong, in the eastern province of Jiangsu, was infected with the virus for the first time.
She told The Epoch Times that her symptoms were severe, and she hadn’t recovered after more than 20 days. “I don’t know how I got infected,” she said.
Wang said that she started having headaches, bone pain, and body pain on May 25 and tested positive in the hospital the next day. Then she started to have a fever, sweating, insomnia, and diarrhea until she collapsed.
After being infected for 18 days, she had difficulty breathing.
Ms. Liao from Suzhou city in Jiangsu Province told The Epoch Times that she tested positive on June 12 in a hospital and has been suffering from severe symptoms, such as fever, dizziness, and nausea, and then developed pneumonia.
“Many COVID-19 patients are having intravenous treatment in the hospital,” she said. “This virus is terrifying, it is an invisible killer, and people are having lingering symptoms and sequelae after being infected.”
Dr. Yu at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine posted an article online that stated the number of patients visiting fever clinics across the country has increased.
Patients with low immunity, older age, or serious underlying diseases are more likely to be infected and develop pneumonia, he said.
China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued an update on COVID-19 infection numbers in May on June 11, with 2,777 severe cases and 164 deaths. All the cases were caused by Omicron mutant strains, with the top three being XBB.1.9, XBB.1.16, and XBB.1.5.
The Chinese communist regime has consistently concealed the true scale of the COVID-19 outbreak in China. It’s unclear how many people have been infected in the new outbreak.
Zhong Nanshan, the communist regime’s top health advisor, predicted that there might be a peak of infections at the end of June, with as many as 65 million people infected weekly.
Hong Ning contributed to this report.