WASHINGTON

The U.S. intelligence community has assessed that China has steadfastly worked to conceal the extent of its coronavirus deaths and infections, according to a report published Wednesday as global infections and deaths continue to rise.

Three anonymous officials confirmed to Bloomberg News that the determination was made in a report to the White House. They did not speak about the details in the report but said that it generally maintains that Chinese government officials have intentionally underrepresented the severity of the outbreak in the country.

More than 885,000 people have been infected with the virus worldwide since it emerged

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