Wuhan: China’s coronavirus ground-zero city of Wuhan on Friday abruptly raised its death toll by 50 percent, saying many fatal cases were “mistakenly reported” or missed entirely in an admission that comes amid growing global doubts about Chinese transparency.
According to news released by the Shanghai Municipal Government on social media, Wuhan has increased 1,290 deaths. Wuhan is a region where a global pandemic has erupted. The disease has caused the majority of Chinese people to die from the virus caused by COVID-19.
This brings the total number of deaths in the city to 3,869.
According to official national data released earlier on Friday, this change has also increased the number of deaths nationwide by nearly 39% to 4,632.
China is under increasing pressure from the Western powers led by the United States to the coronavirus pandemic, which raises doubts about China ’s transparency and is investigating whether the virus actually originated in a laboratory in Wuhan.
China has stated that this virus emerged from the Wuhan food market. According to reports, the food market includes exotic wild animals sold to humans for consumption.
Wuhan City Center for Disease Control and Prevention listed several reasons for missed diagnosis cases, including: As infections increase, medical staff in Wuhan are overwhelmed early, leading to “late reports, omissions or false positives.”
It also cited inadequate testing and treatment facilities and said that some patients died at home and therefore did not properly report their deaths.