Wuhan coronavirus death toll rose by nearly 50 percent. This was after weeks of allegation that officials were under reporting. Therefore, numbers to make the situation look better than it actually was.
Wuhan coronavirus situation
Wuhan is now reporting 3 869 deaths. Number of total cases rose to 50 333.
Chinese state media claimed that the reason for the sudden leap is in health system. Meaning that medical facilities were overwhelmed during the peak of the outbreak.
Additionally, the official Xinhua News Agency reported that a few medical institutions failed to connect. Allowing the disease prevention and control system on time. Hospitals were overloaded and medics are overwhelming with patients.
A comparison of data made from Wuhan’s epidemic prevention and control big data system. This shows that the city funeral service system, the municipal hospital authority’s information system, and the nucleic acid test system.
For more than a week, seven large funeral homes that serve Wuhan reportedly handing out the cremated remains of about 500 people to their families every day.
A Wuhan resident stated that it was unbelievable that so few people have died. Resulting in the incinerators have been working all day.
David Hui, the head of the Stanley Ho Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said that Wuhan’s coronavirus numbers are strange.
Researchers recently estimated that China likely had 232,000 confirmed cases by late February.
Moreover, Wuhan residents have been saying for weeks that the numbers coming out of the city did not add up.
In late March, Beijing is showing that there are 2,500 deaths in Wuhan which was untrue.
There have also been claims of city officials paying off families in exchange for their silence.
Furthermore, there have been a lot of funerals in the past few days. Authorities have been handing out 3,000 yuan as silence money to families who get their loved ones remains laid to rest ahead of Qing Ming.
It is to stop them grieving since nobody is liking to grief after the Qing Ming festival.
In early April, three U.S. intelligence officials also called China’s calculations into question.
In a classified report sent to the White House, the officials had said that China’s public record of COVID-19 infections was deceptive and incomplete.
However, China denied those accusations.
Lu Shaye, Chinese ambassador to France, is talking about the real numbers meaning that they are not fake.