The dead, both in northeastern Jilin province, bring the country’s death toll to 4,638.

China’s national health authorities reported two COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, the first recorded increase in the death toll since January 2021, as the country faces an ommicron-driven wave.

The dead, both in northeastern Jilin province, bring the country’s death toll to 4,638. China reported 2,157 new community-borne COVID-19 cases on Saturday, with the majority in Jilin. The province has imposed a travel ban, whereby people need permission from the police to travel across the border.

China had recorded 4,636 deaths since the pandemic began in the central city of Wuhan in late 2019.


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