It has been two years since the first outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic was first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, towards the end of 2019. However, the Wuhan Civil Affairs Bureau has so far been deliberately hiding the official death toll as well as the statistics of population changes in the past two years, saying it was “inconvenient to disclose.” 

Chinese regime deliberately concealed death statistics

As Chinese media Mimi Zhongguo reported on Feb. 5th, Wuhan’s “Civil Affairs Statistics Quarterly” reveals the number of cremated remains for the quarter. However, this report has not been published since the 2019 fourth-quarter report in March 2020. Some netizens then contacted the Wuhan Civil Affairs Bureau to ask about the cremated remains. However, the person who answered the phone said it was not convenient to disclose the numbers.

Wuhan, where the pandemic hit hardest, was closed on Jan. 23rd, 2020. As of March 2020, Wuhan’s official death toll from the outbreak was 2,579. Basically, no one believes this number. Seven large funeral homes in Wuhan began distributing 500 urns to the relatives of the deceased on March 23rd, 2020. 

Some Wuhan netizens said that starting from March 23rd, Wuchang Funeral Home in Wuhan, Hubei Province, approved that the deceased’s family members could collect the ashes, saying that it will strive to distribute 500 urns every day. According to Caixin.com, the Hankou funeral home distributed 5,000 urns to the family members in just two days.

Some netizens estimated that seven funeral homes in Wuhan distributed 3,500 urns per day. Forty-two thousand urns were distributed during the Qingming Festival, from March 23rd to April 5th. Subtract approximately 200 typical fatalities every day, so the death toll rose to 46,800 in just 30 days at Wuhan funeral homes. 

On April 17th, 2020, Wuhan officials announced that as of April 16th of that year, the cumulative number of confirmed cases and deaths was revised to 3,869, denying any “concealment.”

Many countries question China’s epidemic situation

On Jan. 6 this year, Forbes magazine examined and compared China’s death data. They concluded that China’s figures were significantly out of the ordinary. 

The article, titled “Beijing Is Intentionally Underreporting China’s Covid Death Rate,” pointed out that “The Chinese government reports a Covid death rate overall of 0.321 per 100,000 population. However, the U.S. Covid death rate is 248 per 100,000 population—800 times higher.”

China’s official death toll from the outbreak was 4,636 as of January 2022, with 4,512 deaths in Hubei and 124 in other parts of the country.

According to Forbes magazine, the CCP did not provide any official data for nearly two years following the shutdown of Wuhan, and it also refused to reveal the accurate number. Therefore, China’s data was unreliable and inconsistent.

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