Life expectancy of Chinese rises

Added On June 7, 2020

Chinese health authorities say the average life expectancy of Chinese citizens rose to 77.3 years in 2019.

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Chinese National Health Commission on Saturday said that the average life expectancy of Chinese citizens rose from 77 years in 2018 to 77.3 years in 2019.
The commission said China had saw a falling maternal mortality rate which dropped from 18.3 per 100,000 in 2018 to 17.8 per 100,000 in 2019.
Meanwhile, the infant mortality rate decreased from 6.1 per 1,000 in 2018 to 5.6 per 1,000 in 2019.
In addition, more medical care services are available across the country.
 By the end of 2019, the total number of healthcare institutions nationwide reached over one million, providing over 8.8 million beds for patients.
The number of hospital beds per 1,000 population increased from 6.03 in 2018 to 6.3 in 2019.
By the end of last year, the number of medical professionals in China had totaled nearly 13 million, an increase of more than 5.0 percent year-on-year.