China revises downwards virus death toll to 1,380

The Chinese province of Hubei today reports more than 4,800 new cases of a deadly new coronavirus. – EPA pic, February 14, 2020.

CHINA’S death toll from a new coronavirus was today revised downwards to 1,380 after officials said some fatalities were counted more than once.

The National Health Commission removed 108 deaths after discovering “duplicate statistics” in the hard-hit central Hubei province, according to its daily update, without providing more details.

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