A Chinese media, Caixin, reported that, based on an earlier sampling in Wuhan, 500,000 people are likely to have been infected with the coronavirus. Sina, an Internet portal in Chinese, republished the article. Both articles were soon removed.
According to the screenshot that people took, Caixin’s article stated that in April, Wuhan did a blood serum epidemiology sampling of 11,000 people and found 5 to 6 percent of the people tested positive. This ratio could be roughly taken as the ratio of people who have been infected. Therefore, given the 11 million population in Wuhan, at least half a million would have been infected.
Caixin is a Beijing-based media group providing financial and business news and information. It was founded in 2010 by Hu Shuli (胡舒立), who was known for her outspoken style.
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Source: Deutsche Welle, May 18, 2020