The number of confirmed cases is declining across mainland China. Photo: Xinhua

Sharp fall in new Chinese coronavirus cases, but is it only because of new counting method?

  • Decline in confirmed cases raises hopes Covid-19 may soon reach its peak, but scientists warn new method of counting may be the reason
  • In future, only positive tests confirmed in a laboratory will count towards the official total, reversing a decision to include diagnoses made using a CAT scan
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The number of confirmed cases is declining across mainland China. Photo: Xinhua
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