Wuhan residents burn paper offerings for the dead during the annual tomb-sweeping festival in early April. Photo: AFP

Wuhan revises up coronavirus toll by half to cover deaths at home

  • Municipal government says there were misreporting problems in the early stages of the epidemic as hospitals were swamped by patients and the system was expanded rapidly
  • Public health experts say revisions not unexpected and indicate that more stringent measures needed to flatten the disease curve
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Wuhan residents burn paper offerings for the dead during the annual tomb-sweeping festival in early April. Photo: AFP
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