China raises total coronavirus death toll to 4,632 after reviewing Wuhan data

A man wearing a face mask walks next to barriers, which have been built to block buildings from a street in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. (Reuters)

China’s total coronavirus death toll has been revised up to 4,632, up from 3,342, following the release of new data from Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, the country’s health authority said on Friday.

Mi Feng, a spokesman for the National Health Commission, told a media briefing that China had also raised the total number of cases of infection by the end of April 16 to 82,692,up from 82,367.

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China’s Wuhan said on Friday morning that it had raised its death toll by 1,290, and its total number of confirmed cases by 325, after a “comprehensive review” of its epidemic data.

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