Why did China’s COVID-19 cases suddenly rocket?

Via Global Times:

Central China’s Hubei Province, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) outbreak, began to include the number of clinically diagnosed cases in its daily update for the first time on Thursday. According to the country’s leading epidemiologists, the move was designed to help fix loopholes in curbing the spread of the epidemic.

Zeng Guang, chief epidemiologist with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC), made the remarks during an exclusive interview with the Global Times on Thursday morning, following Hubei Province’s report of 14,840 new cases including 13,332 clinically diagnosed cases of COVID-19 as of midnight on Wednesday.

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