Wuhan, where the coronavirus pandemic began, revises death toll Increase of 50%

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Wuhan, where the coronavirus pandemic began, revises death toll Increase of 50%

Wuhan’s coronavirus death toll rose 50% on Thursday after officials in China revised their counting methods and added previously unreported deaths.

The death toll for Wuhan, the first epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, now stands at 3,869, up from 2,579. The total case count for the city also increased by 325, bringing Wuhan’s total confirmed cases to 50,333.

The official Xinhua News Agency quoted an unidentified official in Wuhan’s epidemic and prevention and control headquarters as saying mistaken reporting occurred during the outbreak.

They explained: ‘due to the insufficiency in admission and treatment capability, a few medical institutions failed to connect with the disease prevention and control system in time, while hospitals were overloaded and medics were overwhelmed with patients.

‘As a result, belated, missed and mistaken reporting occurred.’

It comes after major skepticism about China’s reporting of case numbers, with questions repeatedly being raised from various organizations in different nations about the reliability of the country’s data.

What’s China’s explanation for the rise in deaths?

In a statement released on Friday, officials in Wuhan said the revised figures were the result of new data received from multiple sources, including records kept by funeral homes and prisons.

Deaths linked to the virus outside hospitals, such as people who died at home, had not previously been recorded.

In a statement released on Friday, officials in Wuhan said the revised figures were the result of new data received from multiple sources, including records kept by funeral homes and prisons.

Deaths linked to the virus outside hospitals, such as people who died at home, had not previously been recorded.

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