The Latest: Wuhan raises number of COVID-19 deaths by 1,290

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Britain's Prince William speaks via videolink as he officially opens the NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham, in the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), England, Thursday April 16, 2020. The NHS Nightingale Hospitals have been built to provide extra beds for patients with coronavirus symptom as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the disease. (Jacob King/Pool Photo via AP)

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BEIJING — The central Chinese city of Wuhan has raised its number of COVID-19 fatalities by 1,290, with state media saying Friday the undercount had been due to the insufficient admission capabilities at overwhelmed medical facilities at the peak of the outbreak.