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China’s Hidden Symptom-Free Virus Cases Means Epidemic Not Over

  • Coronavirus epicenter Wuhan reports fresh case on Tuesday
  • Experts warn of asymptomatic carriers driving virus spread
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China’s Ex-Epicenter Down To 1 New Case

China’s exclusion of people without symptoms from its official count of confirmed coronavirus cases is renewing concerns over whether its outbreak has truly come under control.

Local authorities in Wuhan -- the city where the virus first emerged -- defended their practice of not counting such cases late Monday night, after local magazine Caixin reported that the city was still finding asymptomatic cases daily. China reported four domestic cases of the virus on Monday, the first time in five days that it’s discovered infections which haven’t come from overseas.