Maybe they just counted some victims twice in the chaos.
I think the one local coroner had way too much to do then he could stand. Maybe he got simply confused: “Did i already add the 5 bodies they just delivered ?”
Socialized medicine. Some of the dead didn't meet the standards of "dead" so they were just sent home and told to take an aspirin.
Possibly, or possibly it is just sloppy reporting of rumors rather than waiting for actual numbers.
Never discount the media’s attempt to get the scoop rather than the facts.