Estimating the Real Number of COVID-19 Cases in Wuhan

One hospital was built in Wuhan within eight days to house a thousand patients when case numbers were less than 500 © China Daily

Inconsistent Numbers

Comparison of King and Snohomish Counties, Washington and Wuhan, China

Birds eye view of Huanan market in Wuhan during the lockdown © Frontline 2021

Methodology

Initial Outbreak (Nov 20th — Dec 11th)

By December 11th as many as 200 people were likely infected with the coronavirus, many walking around with mild to no symptoms evading detection. @ACBC89

The Outbreak Spreads (Dec 11th — Dec 30th)

According to estimates from Northeastern University case numbers shot up to 4,000 by December 30th. An increase of 1,900% since December 11th. @ACBC89

Dec 30th, 2019 — Jan 6th, 2020

By January 8th over 6,000 people were infected with the Coronavirus.

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