China COVID-19 death toll at 4,632 after data revisions


Twenty-seven new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in China, taking the tally to 82,719 in the country.

The new data shows a sharp uptake of 300 cases from the day before.

It comes after the National Health Commission abruptly raised the death toll in Wuhan, the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak, by 50 per cent, admitting to missteps in calculating the numbers.

The revised death toll stands at 4,632.

Several media reports had hinted at how officials in Wuhan had initially tried to cover up the outbreak and repeatedly changed how the infections were recorded. 

Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) revealed that more countries were likely to revise their death counts as they get the crisis under control.


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