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US believes China under-reporting COVID-19 cases - report

The United States administration believes China is under-reporting the real figure of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases by "at least 100,000," a Fox Business correspondent reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.

The sources also think that Beijing is "severely" under-reporting the real death toll of the virus. In addition, scientists who are studying the outbreak are facing problems reaching the location where the first case was reported, which would help to determine whether the virus is airborne or if it spreads only via person-to-person contact.

The latest numbers coming from Chinese health authorities showed that 1,367 people have died from the COVID-19, while 59,823 have been infected in the mainland part of the country.

Breaking the News / MS