Locals in Wuhan believe 42,000 people may have died in the coronavirus outbreak there not the 3,200 claimed by Chinese authorities. (more here)
I have no idea what the true numbers are. I doubt that we will ever know because it’s a state secret in China. But those numbers are more in line from what I heard from people on the ground in China.
It’s also premature to presume that the current numbers being reported by the Communist Chinese Party are accurate.