2 COVID-19 deaths reported in Beijing as virus surges


              A woman carries a child near a sail structure on display at a public park in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              An elderly woman pushes a child on a scooter at a public park in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              An ambulance passes a worker in protective gear outside a fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A masked man walks by medical workers in protective gear on duty inside the fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A masked woman walks past a medical worker in protective gear as she leaves the fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A medical worker in protective gear carries yellow bags of medical waste from a fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Medical workers in protective gear look out from the fever clinic at a hospital in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a medical worker administers a second booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine for a resident through the nose, at a temporary vaccination site in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022 announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (Ren Chao/Xinhua via AP)
            
              In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a medical worker prepares to administer a second booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine for a resident, at a temporary vaccination site in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022 announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (Ren Chao/Xinhua via AP)
            
              In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a woman wearing a face mask receives a second booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine through the nose, at a temporary vaccination site in Beijing, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022 announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (Ren Chao/Xinhua via AP)
            
              A woman watches the transfer of a deceased body wrapped in yellow to a vehicle parked next to a fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman watches the transfer of a deceased body wrapped in yellow to a vehicle parked next to a fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A patient is wheeled into the fever clinic at a hospital in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A family member carrying the photo of a deceased relative walks beside a vehicle carrying the body outside a fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              An ambulance passes a worker in protective gear outside a fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A masked man walks by medical workers in protective gear on duty inside the fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A masked woman walks past a medical worker in protective gear as she leaves the fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A medical worker in protective gear carries yellow bags of medical waste from a fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Medical workers in protective gear look out from the fever clinic at a hospital in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman watches the transfer of a deceased body wrapped in yellow to a vehicle parked next to a fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman watches the transfer of a deceased body wrapped in yellow to a vehicle parked next to a fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A patient is wheeled into the fever clinic at a hospital in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A family member carrying the photo of a deceased relative walks beside a vehicle carrying the body outside a fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              An ambulance passes a worker in protective gear outside a fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A masked man walks by medical workers in protective gear on duty inside the fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A masked woman walks past a medical worker in protective gear as she leaves the fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A medical worker in protective gear carries yellow bags of medical waste from a fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Medical workers in protective gear look out from the fever clinic at a hospital in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman watches the transfer of a deceased body wrapped in yellow to a vehicle parked next to a fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman watches the transfer of a deceased body wrapped in yellow to a vehicle parked next to a fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A patient is wheeled into the fever clinic at a hospital in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A family member carrying the photo of a deceased relative walks beside a vehicle carrying the body outside a fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              An ambulance passes a worker in protective gear outside a fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A masked man walks by medical workers in protective gear on duty inside the fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A masked woman walks past a medical worker in protective gear as she leaves the fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A medical worker in protective gear carries yellow bags of medical waste from a fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Medical workers in protective gear look out from the fever clinic at a hospital in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman watches the transfer of a deceased body wrapped in yellow to a vehicle parked next to a fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A woman watches the transfer of a deceased body wrapped in yellow to a vehicle parked next to a fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A patient is wheeled into the fever clinic at a hospital in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              A family member carrying the photo of a deceased relative walks beside a vehicle carrying the body outside a fever clinic in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Chinese health authorities on Monday announced two additional COVID-19 deaths, both in the capital Beijing, that were the first reported in weeks and come during an expected surge of illnesses after the nation eased its strict "zero-COVID" approach. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Delivery riders load online grocery orders on their bike as a surge of COVID-19 cases is causing a shortage of delivery workers in Beijing, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
            
              Medical workers tend to residents at a gymnasium converted into a fever clinic in Beijing, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Deaths linked to the coronavirus are appearing in Beijing after weeks of China reporting no fatalities, even as the country is seeing a surge of cases. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
2 COVID-19 deaths reported in Beijing as virus surges