As the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) hides the infection and death count of the coronavirus in China, researchers are trying to estimate the actual number. Fox News reported that a Trump administration official told it that they estimate that China has under-reported the true nationwide tally of the coronavirus infection and death count by at least a factor of 50.
The official said, “The People’s Republic of China (PRC) numbers as reported today seem to be arithmetically impossible. Again, we don’t know the real numbers today, but we do know the about 80,000 infections and 4,000 deaths as reported by the Chinese Communist Party propaganda are not even remotely close.”
In support of this claim, officials point to the existence of seven funeral homes inside Wuhan city with a total incineration capacity of about 2,000 corpses per day. They also flagged recent reporting that incinerators have been in near-constant use for 24 hours per day over the past several weeks. They note that, at this rate, the city’s incineration capacity nears 60,000 corpses per month.
Between March 23 and April 4, the Wuhan government tried to return 500 urns per day to Wuhan families, or about one urn per minute of each day, in accordance with official social distancing recommendations. Based on this official guidance, sources arrive at a lower-end total tally of 45,500 corpses incinerated earlier and returned to their families.
Related postings on Chinascope:
- Death Count: China Revised Wuhan Death Count
- Death Count: Wuhan Distributed an Estimate of over 40,000 Urns
- Death Count: Wuhan Has Unusually High Level of Sulfur Dioxide Gas
- Death Count: (Unconfirmed) Huoshenshan Hospital Has Emptied 200 Rooms Every Day
- Death Count: Funeral Home Interviews Suggested 500 Corpses Incinerated in Wuhan per Day
Source: Fox News, April 27, 2020