A database that appears to originate from a Chinese military university may shed some light on the actual number of coronavirus cases in the communist nation. Beijing has claimed that China has just over 80,000 cases of COVID-19; this new database suggests the number may be at least 640,000.
The database compiled by the National University of Defence Technology in China was leaked to Foreign Policy magazine.
There are 640,000 rows of cases in 230 cities over the span of three months in the virus tracker compiled by the university, suggesting that the pandemic has hit China much harder than has been disclosed.
The New York Post reports that the "data includes locations for hospitals, train stations, hotels, restaurants and schools and was compiled by a professor at the university that is run by China’s Central Military Commission."
China is currently blocking the US from sending scientists to the country to study the virus. The communist regime is reporting 4,633 deaths and 82,929 cases of coronavirus as of Thursday.
The US is reporting 85,601 deaths and 1.4 million confirmed cases.