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Infection Count: Hong Kong University Professor: Hubei May Have 2.2 Million People Infected

Yuan Guoyong, a Microbiology Professor at Hong Kong University, led his team to test 452 people who had no coronavirus symptoms and who came to Hong Kong from Hubei Province. The team found that 17 people, or about 3.8 percent, had the coronavirus antibody already, which indicated that they had been infected in the past.

Using that ratio, Yuan’s team estimated that, in Hubei province, there could be 2.2 million people, out of a total population of 59 million, infected with the coronavirus.

As of June 9, The Chinese Communist Party reported only 68,135 cases of infection  in Hubei.

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Source: Radio France International, June 10, 2020中国/20200610-港大研究-湖北省高达220万人曾感染新冠病毒