China Coronavirus Cases Surge Almost 15,000 After Data Revision
New category of “cases confirmed by clinical diagnosis” added
Spike likely to intensify public anger over delayed response
Coronavirus cases in the Chinese province at the center of the outbreak surged by 45% to nearly 50,000, after authorities added a new group of patients diagnosed by a different method, raising questions over the true scale of a crisis that appeared in recent days to be coming under control.
The change will raise the number of those infected globally by a third to almost 60,000, dashing hope that the epidemic was showing signs of easing.