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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
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China’s Hubei Reports 14,840 Additional Virus Cases
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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.