After Reporting 2,345 Death, Chinese Counting Shows A Drop In New Coronavirus Cases
According to the National Health Commission, the fatalities in China due to novel coronavirus has increased by 109. The new number of new coronavirus death cases is 2,345.
Novel coronavirus cases in China
397 new cases of coronavirus infection cases were reported nationwide and it is down from nearly 900. The total number of coronavirus cases is 76,000. The drop in the cases was found while the officials in Hubei province were revising the figures to clear the data.
The National Health Commission said that the data of new cases for February 19 was revised up to 820 that was up from 394 previously reported. The new numbers also increased the confirmed coronavirus cases for February 20. The new figure was 75,891 that was up by 400 numbers.
Data revision ordered
The local authorities in Hubei decided to change the past data announced on Friday. It was done to introduce a new counting technique to clear the doubts over data. But the new way would further complicate the efforts of tracking the spread of illness.
Last week, patients diagnosed via clinical methods including lung imaging in addition to those confirmed by lag tests were added in the final list of coronavirus cases.But on Thursday, the Chinese officials backtracked the decision of adding the new cases. Also, they deducted 279 cases but soon the cases were re-added to the count on Friday.