China Revises Data, Raises Wuhan’s COVID-19 Death Toll By 50 Percent

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The city of Wuhan at the epicentre of the global coronavirus pandemic has increased its COVID-19 fatalities by 1,290 to 3,869 deaths, adding 50 per cent more fatalities.

Chinese state media said on Friday that the revision was due to ‘data discrepancies’ in the city of 11 million which was put under an unprecedented lockdown for almost 3 months, with over 50,000 coronavirus cases.

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The notification by Wuhan municipal authorities said the data discrepancies were due to three main reasons.

“First, a surging number of patients at the early stage of the epidemic overwhelmed medical resources and the admission capacity of medical institutions. Some patients died at home without having been treated in hospitals.

“Second, during the height of their treating efforts, hospitals were operating beyond their capacities and medical staff were preoccupied with saving and treating patients, resulting in belated, missed and mistaken reporting.

“Third, due to a rapid increase of designated hospitals for treating COVID-19 patients, including those administered by ministries, Hubei Province, Wuhan city and its districts, those affiliated to companies, as well as private hospitals and makeshift hospitals, a few medical institutions were not linked to the epidemic information network and failed to report their data in time.

“Fourth, the registered information of some of the deceased patients was incomplete, and there were repetitions and mistakes in the reporting”, the notification stated.

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