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!”
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- Death Count: On February 1, Tencent Reported 24,589 Deaths from Coronavirus
- Death Count: Wuhan Has Unusually High Level of Sulfur Dioxide Gas
- Death Count: (Unconfirmed) Huoshenshan Hospital Has Emptied 200 Rooms Every Day
1. Excerpt in Chinese:
Source: China’s official government website, April 17, 2020
2. Twitter, by President Trump, April 17, 2020
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 17, 2020