Tencent Coronavirus leak: Tencent lists 25k deaths, 1.54 lakh coronavirus infections | World News
According to Taiwan News, “Tencent … seems to have inadvertently released what is potentially the actual number of infections and deaths, which were astronomically higher than official figures.”
Tencent, on its website entitled “Epidemic Situation Tracker”, showed confirmed cases of new coronaviruses (2019-nCoV) in China with 154,023, more than 10 times the official figure given to the world on February 1.
He listed the number of suspected cases as 79,808, four times the official figure.
“The number of cases cured was only 269, well below the official number that day of 300. Most disturbingly, the number of deaths listed was 24,589, much more than the 300 officially listed that day.”
Once people noticed this, Tencent immediately updated the numbers to reflect the “official” government numbers.
“Internet users noted that Tencent has published extremely high figures at least three times, only to quickly reduce them to government-approved statistics,” the report said.
Some people speculated that a coding problem may be behind real “internal” data, but others believe that someone is really trying to reveal real numbers.
Tencent had not yet officially commented on these reports. “According to multiple sources in Wuhan, many coronavirus patients cannot receive treatment and die outside hospitals.”
There have been multiple reports of Wuhan officials incinerating deceased coronavirus victims before they could be added to the official death toll.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the coronavirus numbers that leave China are “suspicious.”
If the numbers of the alleged Tencent leak are accurate, it would put the mortality rate of the coronavirus at almost 16%. In comparison, the SARS mortality rate was 9.6 percent, reports CCN.
Caijing, an independent magazine based in Beijing that covers social, political and economic issues, has also claimed that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is not reporting the extent of the coronavirus outbreak.
Caijing’s article on Coronavirus detailing how Wuhan officials do not report real figures was censored in China.
Until Thursday, the official death toll in China increased to 563, with 28,018 confirmed cases.