Wuhan, China: Coronavirus death toll surges by 50%

According to state media, the coronavirus death toll in Wuhan has surged from 2,579 to 3,869.

The death toll in the capital city of the Hubei, Wuhan, has surged by 50%. According to state media, According to state media, the coronavirus death toll in Wuhan, provenance of the deadly coronavirus, has surged from 2,579 to 3,869. With this, the death toll across the nation has been raised over 4,600.

Being accused of belittling the extremity of the epidemic, China stuck to its guns this time and insisted that there was no cover-up. China ranks 7th amongst the countries hit by the coronavirus with over 82,000 confirmed cases.

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Wuhan contributes to over 60% of the total cases in China. Image: National Geographic

According to the officials in Wuhan, the sudden rise in the number of deaths are the result of data that had not been taken into account previously. These data comprise records kept by prisons and funeral homes.

Inaccurate reports, along with a shortage in testing kits in earlier days, also add to the present-day adverse conditions.

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Coronavirus volunteers clad in hazmat suits mourning over those who lost their lives to the pandemic. Image: Getty Images

Having tormented China for over four months, the coronavirus has whacked the Chinese economy, which has shrunk in the first quarter of the year in decades. The shrunken economy of China will be a matter of huge concern for other countries as well.

Source: New York Post

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