China retroactively increased the number of victims from COVID-19 in Wuhan by 1.3 thousand people

China retroactively increased the number of victims from COVID-19 in Wuhan by 1.3 thousand people. This was written by AP with reference to the Chinese Xinhua News Agency.

The recount of the number of victims is due to the fact that at the initial stage of the epidemic, medical institutions could not cope with the flow of patients, so they could not send reports to the governing bodies on time. Now the total number of deaths from coronavirus in China is 4,636 people.

In addition, the initial statistics did not include cases when people died from coronavirus infection at home.

Wuhan is the first city where at the end of 2019 an epidemic of coronavirus infection began. The city was closed for two months in strict quarantine; local residents were forbidden to leave the city.

Many experts and the media believe that the Chinese authorities intentionally underestimate the number of cases of COVID-19, and also hide the number of victims from coronavirus infection. Read more about this in the large material “High Tech”.

Author: Flyn Braun
Graduated from Cambridge University. Previously, he worked in various diferent news media. Currently, it is a columnist of the us news section in the Free News editors.
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