An article named Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China published on January 24, 2020 on medical magazine THE LANCET by Pro Linhuang Chao etc. said that by Jan 2, 2020, 41 admitted hospital patients had been identified as having laboratory-confirmed 2019-nCoV infection in Wuhan. 6 patients died later and the death rate is 15%.
This could be solid evidence to prove that Chinese government has been lying to the world from the beginning. They had covered the epidemic until Jan.19 which surly caused pretty much more victims unnecessarily. It also means CCP knew the explosion of the epidemic in Wuhan China when they came to the USA to sign the first phase trade deal with America.