COVID-19: China announces first coronavirus death in nearly six months as it battles outbreaks


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China has announced its first death from COVID-19 in nearly six months as tough new measures are imposed in Beijing and across the country as it battles outbreaks. The death of the 87-year-old man in the country's capital was the first reported by the authorities since May, bringing the total death toll to 5,227. China announced on Sunday that 24,215 new COVID-19 cases had been detected over the previous 24 hours. Although the country has an overall vaccination rate of more than 92% who have received at least one dose, that number is much lower among the elderly, particularly those...