China’s Wuhan revises up total coronavirus death toll by 1,290

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Residents wearing masks line up to enter a supermarket in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. | Photo Credit: AP

China’s Wuhan city, the epicentre of the Coronavirus outbreak, said on Friday it had revised up its total coronavirus death toll by 1,290, admitting that many cases were “mistakenly reported” or missed entirely, according to state-run CCTV.

That brings the total number of deaths in the city to 3,869. The change also pushes the nationwide death toll up by nearly 39% to 4,632, based on official national data released earlier on Friday.

The adjustment, detailed in a social media posting by the city government, adds 1,290 deaths to the tally in Wuhan, where the global pandemic emerged and which has suffered the vast majority of China’s fatalities from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.

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