KEY POINTS
  • Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China, has revised upwards the numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in the city after "a city-wide investigation," reported state media Xinhua.
  • The Wuhan government said total confirmed infections in the city have been revised upwards by 325 to 50,333, while there are now 1,290 more deaths totaling 3,869, according to the report.
  • The city government provided four explanations for the discrepancy in data, which include incomplete registration of deaths and delayed reporting by medical institutions.

Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China, has revised upwards the number of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in the city after "a city-wide investigation," state media reported.

The Wuhan government said total confirmed infections in the city have been revised to 50,333 as of Thursday, an increase of 325 cases, while the cumulative number of deaths is now 3,869 — 1,290 more than its previous count, according to CNBC's translation of a Chinese language report by Xinhua News Agency.