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China virus toll revised downward after deaths double-counted; US bemoans 'lack of transparency'

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China virus toll revised downward after deaths double-counted; US bemoans 'lack of transparency'Beijing (AFP) Feb 14, 2020

China's death toll from the new coronavirus epidemic was revised downwards to 1,380 on Friday after officials said some fatalities had been counted more than once. The National Health Commission removed 108 deaths after discovering "duplicate statistics" in hard-hit central Hubei province, according to its daily update, without providing more details. The commission also subtracted 1,043
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