The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the outbreak of coronavirus infection began, increased the death toll by 1290 cases. This is due to recounts associated with various reasons.
The authorities of the Chinese city of Wuhan in the province of Hubei, which became the epicenter of the spread of coronavirus infection COVID-19, specified the number of infected and dead during the epidemic. This was reported by Xinhua.
According to new data, the number of deaths during the epidemic increased by 1290 people and amounted to 3869. The number of infected people increased by 325 – up to 50 333 people.
The agency named the reasons for the recalculation of data:
- the health system was overloaded, medical facilities could not accept all the sick, some patients died at home without receiving treatment in hospitals;
- medical personnel were engaged in rescuing and treating patients, which led to belated, missed and erroneous messages;
- patients were treated, including in private clinics, which complicated data collection;
- Recorded information about some of the deceased patients was incomplete; the reports included repetitions and errors.
Thus, a total of 4636 patients with COVID-19 have died in China since the epidemic began in December. 83 753 human, according to Johns Hopkins University.
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in China. March 11, 2020 World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
In early March, the Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post, citing an investigation by the Chinese authorities, wrote that the first patient contracted the coronavirus in November, and not in December. It was a 55-year-old resident of Hubei Province. According to the publication, the Chinese authorities identified at least 266 people who contracted the virus last year and came into the view of physicians. Doctors realized that they were dealing with a new disease in late December. The first official outbreak report dated December 31, 2019.
In April, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused China of hiding information about the coronavirus.
Scientists believe that bats, snakes and pangolins were involved in the transmission chain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, (in China, their meat is considered a delicacy). From which of these animals a person has become infected is still not known exactly.
As of the morning of April 17, 2,158,250 people were infected with coronavirus infection worldwide. 144 243 people became victims of COVID-19, 543 999 people were cured.