If you think that the Chinese authorities, the country’s fight is against the Roman crown all but won. But this statement is obscured by a fog of data you back, political imperatives and unreported cases and perhaps dead. After a few days, only a handful of new cases COVID-19 with its trumpeting again on Wednesday, China turned back exactly what it means, and included asymptomatic infections of the crown in its official statistics for the first time. The move follows criticism from health experts and the United States and other governments within its borders who risked underestimating the number of cases a resurgence of the deadly pandemic. It ‘was the eighth different definition of what COVID-19 infection in official statistics in China, since the outbreak in late December started to argue with critics that the lack of clarity has made it harder for other nations to adequately understand and prepare for the disease. after a virtual meeting of March G7 hit 25, the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the “campaign of deliberate misinformation that China was and is to be engaged is” in relation to COVID-19 Pompey had previously told CNBC that ” and the information we had was at the end in front of this thing is not perfect now in a place where a lot of the challenge we have before us today is behind the curve. ” is not common, positive routines for COVID-19 Test nations based on symptoms, Yanzhong Huang in the Council of Foreign Relations exclude told Voice of America, also because several studies show asymptomatic carriers of a substantial part of the infections are responsible, and COVID- 19 cases fall despite the rollback of mitigation measures throughout China, as daily updates only two digits, almost all imported from abroad, is the criteria doubts about whether the virus is actually defeated in the country in which they were created. However, the government says it wants to share his numbers are correct to ensure. A meeting on Monday by the top committee of China to fight COVID-19, chaired by Premier Li Keqiang, “reiterated the need for openness and perspiration disclosure of information, and warned against any cover-up or under-reporting” , according to an official statement. However, as always for Beijing political considerations appear in the foreground. After China’s total number of infections has been overtaken by the United States and other nations, the country has been able its apparent success had bought as a sign of its serious internal measures other time to be used when placated in their original pies and cover-up anger outbreak that has so far claimed more than 42,000 lives around the world. (Research at the University of Southampton suggests that 95% of infections could have been avoided if China had made three weeks earlier.) China is officially at 82.294 infections with 3,310 deaths. But he also had 1,441 asymptomatic COVID-19 patients under observation as of Monday, according to the National Health Commission. Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post reported on 22 March that confidential documents show a total of 42,000 cases asymptomatic until the end of February were excluded from the official count. cases, including China would jump Italy and Spain back to second place overall for COVID-19 infections, but still behind the first States, United unanimous 190,000 cases as of April got But it’s just one of many concerns Official statistics COVID-19 in China. A study of six researchers from the University of Hong Kong, noted that 232,000 people in China were infected in February, could have had 20 officially reported compared to 75,000 cases in the country right now. Stay up to date on the growing threat to global health, by signing up for our daily newsletter crown. The study, conducted on March 27 was released and will not be investigated by peer review, what are the numbers of cases it looked like it would if the same case definition is a set of standard criteria for classifying whether a person has a particular disease – he had been used during the outbreak. According to the study, the National Commission for Health of China has issued seven versions of the case definition of Jan. learned more about the virus by early March as health experts. (Producing the latest update include asymptomatic cases the eighth.) Ben Hood, professor of epidemiology of infectious diseases at the University of Hong Kong and one of the most say the study authors, the time that the case definition was used in China, it was initially very restrictive, only seriously ill understood. He ‘been to provide gradually to confirm milder cases, extended, he says. This under-reporting hindering the world’s ability to severity of the outbreak in Wuhan to understand that they were from 23 January under strict lock has been attributed to a fish market in the city of 11 million after the deadly novel coronavirus. “In Wuhan, in the early stages, the test was fairly limited for people with serious illness,” he said fairing. “It ‘was one of the first restrictions or missteps in the response has been to focus on the most serious cases, do not realize that he had also many other smaller cases.” TIME disgusted with many residents and relatives of suspected victims COVID 19-spoke Wuhan that have never been included in the official count during the outbreak of the tip. In addition, there are numerous reports of people collapsing in the streets and outside apartment buildings transferred body. But only those that after the first death is diagnosed with COVID-19 are included in official statistics. An anonymous asked Wuhan residents for fear of official reprisals remain TIME said his hospital sick mother during the Lunar New Year holiday in January was rejected and was sent home and only prescribed drugs without evidence. “I was really upset and scared at the time,” he says. “I have heard many reports of people who could not control in hospitals and died at home, is also happening in my neighborhood. But the official report said that it was during this period only a few hundred dead. I do not believe, I think that death was reported as 10 times more. “analysis Reports have sound of Radio Free Asia, the official budget in Wuhan from 2535 by almost a factor of 20. the news agency cited that seven funeral homes delivery outside the city had both been underreported urns with the remains of 500 suspects COVID-19 patients a day for 12 days from March 23 for the traditional feast sweeping tomb on April 5, which point to total 42,000 boxes. Other estimates based on the ability of the funeral ovens, the figure at 46,800. Comments have been none of the funeral homes in Wuhan contacted TIME prepared. The lack of transparency regarding in particular in Hubei province already loosened travel restrictions to increase with Wuhan eighth block due to the end of April in infections fears about a possible rebirth. Although China announced with great fanfare on March 19 that no new COVID-19 cases were reported in the country for the first time since the outbreak began, at least in one case asymptomatic, but was reported to Wuhan excluded from the statistics, according to Voice of America. “There are still ongoing concerns over the level of transparency in all the data from China,” said Adam Kamradt-Scott, associate professor at the Global Health Security at the University of Sydney, is specialized. “Although the general issues and what is becoming increasingly clear that we had a number of countries that have not taken action together fast enough.” Reporting exact figures is difficult, historically invested for countries in terms of transparency, though. Many countries are struggling with reasonable evidence that the official numbers of those infected misalignments. On one side was the death rate in Spain and Italy is much higher than average rate of 9% and 12%, respectively, compared to less than 2% in South Korea, not because it is the site of a deadly strain of the virus but because cases mild haven ‘t tested says Mario Esteban, a senior analyst specializing in EU-East Asia relations at the Elcano Royal Institute in Madrid. But the concern, he says, doubts China will continue given the number his role as source of the pandemic itself, as it tries mask diplomacy ‘of supplies to affected countries for shipping abroad. “There is a lot of concern about how this cloudiness in China has prevented greater coordination and international cooperation,” says Esteban TIME. “No one believes the numbers of China”. And not only outside of China. On Tuesday, the prestigious Beijing gynecologist Dr. Gong Xiaoming slammed the claims of the Chinese ambassador to France “unconvincing” that official statistics were accurate. “Many people have died , which in due time so as not calculated in the hospital and were in total figures,” written Gong his 4.7 million followers on China’s Twitter-like microblog Weibo. “The more honest you are, the more confidence you gain.” Please send tips, leads and stories from the front to [email protected].