Wuhan residents believe total coronavirus death toll could be 42,000

Daniel Fowler
March 31, 2020

China has used state propaganda in an attempt to avoid blame for the spreading of COVID-19, despite reports showing how the government suppressed initial reports of human-to-human transmission and gagged Wuhan labs that discovered the novel virus resembled the deadly SARS virus of 2002-2003.

Asymptomatic patients under observation numbered 1,541 by Monday, with 205 of the cases having come from overseas, the commission said separately.

The overall number of confirmed cases in China reached 81,439 by Saturday, with 2,691 patients still being treated, 75,448 patients discharged upon recovery, and 3,300 people who died of the disease.

The province also registered no increase in new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, according to the National Health Commission. The residents of Wuhan additionally allege that the authorities try to silence folks by paying cash. There was no reported new case of local infection.

A Wuhan resident, who only gave his surname Zhang, said: 'It can't be right because the incinerators have been working round the clock.

Hospital ship, temporary hospitals provide relief, but the need is far greater
The USNS Comfort and the Javits Center won't handle COVID-19 patients. "It was a pretty clear picture", Fauci told CNN on Monday. Some 790 deaths have occurred in New York City, the country's financial capital and the most populous U.S. city.

"Once asymptomatic cases are discovered, it's required to immediately implement strictly centralised isolation and medical management, release information openly and transparently, resolutely prevent late reporting and omissions, identify the source as soon as possible, and quarantine close contacts for medical observation", Bloomberg quoted the statement issued at the meeting.

He said: "Four weeks after the first infections China notifies the World Health Organisation of the outbreak, things are about to get worse".

A resident of Hubei province instructed RFA that most individuals now really feel that greater than 40,000 folks died in Wuhan earlier than and through the lock-down. According to worldwide media reports, outside one funeral home in the central Chinese city, trucks had shipped over 2,500 urns on two consecutive days in the last week.

But China has now decided that safe is better than sorry.

Fidelity estimates that although more than half the restaurants in large Chinese cities have reopened, many are running shorter business hours than normal and fast-food chains are outperforming higher-end venues as customers prefer to collect takeaways to minimise the risk of infection. But, a new report, raises key questions.

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