‘Tip of the iceberg:’ Virus death toll seriously incomplete
MADRID (AP) — China has announced that the coronavirus death toll in the outbreak epicenter of Wuhan was some 50% higher than previously reported. The revision highlights just how seriously current infection and death toll figures may be understating the true toll of the pandemic around the globe. The economic toll also is rising. Unemployment in the United States rose by a staggering 5.2 million, bringing the four-week total to 22 million, while China’s economy shrank 6.8% in the quarter ending march from the same period a year ago, its worst contraction since before market-style economic reforms began in 1979. The United States reported the nation’s highest daily death toll yet at nearly 4,600.