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Death Count: China Revised Wuhan Death Count

On April 17, the Wuhan Municipal Novel Coronavirus Epidemic Prevention and Control Command Center issued a notice to revise the infection count and death count in Wuhan City, Hubei Province.

#1: The report said that, according to a thorough check, by April 16, the cumulative infection count in Wuhan was 50,333, with an adjustment of 325 more cases; the cumulative death count was 3,869, with an adjustment of 1,290 additions. The report said the data gap was caused by people dying at home or by medical facilities’ inability to report data promptly. (China’s official government website)

#2: In his tweet, President Trump expressed doubt about the revised numbers because it is still too small compared to the numbers in the U.S.: “China has just announced a doubling in the number of their deaths from the Invisible Enemy. It is far higher than that and far higher than the U.S., not even close!”

Related postings on Chinascope:

1. Excerpt in Chinese:

新华社武汉4月17日电 武汉市新冠肺炎疫情防控指挥部17日发布《关于武汉市新冠肺炎确诊病例数确诊病例死亡数订正情况的通报》



Source: China’s official government website, April 17, 2020

2. Twitter, by President Trump, April 17, 2020