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Hubei Changes Virus Count Method With Data Mistrust Growing

  • Second revision in a month results in just 349 confirmed cases
  • Changes feed growing suspicion over official data from China
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The number of new coronavirus cases reported by Hubei province dropped sharply after China changed the way it officially reports the number of infections for the second time in a month, raising questions over the reliability of data from the epicenter of the outbreak.

In its daily tally, Hubei said on Thursday that it had just 349 additional confirmed cases, compared with almost 1,700 additional cases from the day before.