by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/17/20, 10:52 am
The official death toll in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, now stands at 3,869—a 50 percent increase from initial reports. Wuhan’s coronavirus headquarters blamed the undercount on deaths at home and at medical institutions outside its network. The revision, released Friday, raises China’s official total death toll to 4,632. Experts say Chinese officials are likely underreporting the number of deaths in the pandemic.