The view of the Wuhan Keting in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province. Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province started converting three existing venues, including a gymnasium and an exhibition center, into hospitals to receive patients infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the headquarters for the epidemic control said late Monday.
BEIJING — China‘s health commission said Friday it removed 108 deaths from the total figure due to a double-count in Hubei province, the epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak.
The pneumonia-causing virus has killed a total of 1,380 people in mainland China as of the end of Thursday, the commission said in its Chinese-language daily online report.
In parentheses after the death count, the statement added, per a CNBC translation: “Because of duplicated Hubei province statistics, 108 are written off.”
The National Health Commission had reported 1,367 cumulative deaths as of midnight Wednesday, following Hubei’s report of 242…