Coronavirus Outbreak: Wuhan revises COVID-19 stats, death toll increases by 1,290

Published: Apr 17, 2020, 11:44 IST | PTI | Beijing

According to the authorities, the number of confirmed cases has risen by 325 to 50,333 in Wuhan

A file photo of an employee spraying disinfectant at a Midea factory in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province. Picture/AFP
A file photo of an employee spraying disinfectant at a Midea factory in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province. Picture/AFP

Beijing: The authorities of the Chinese city of Wuhan - the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic - have recalculated statistics of the coronavirus disease, increasing the number of confirmed cases by 325 to 50,333 and the death toll by 1,290 to 3,869.

"The number of confirmed cases has risen by 325 to 50,333, the number of victims has increased by 1,290 to 3,869," the authorities said via the Weibo social network.

The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11. To date, more than 2.1 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 144,000 fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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