This article lists the pages containing the chronology and epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2,the virus responsible for the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic which originated in Wuhan, China. Some developments may become known or fully understood only in retrospect.
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The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020 and recognized it as a pandemic on 11 March. As of 30 March 2020, more than 724,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in over 190 countries and territories, resulting in approximately 34,000 deaths. More than 152,000 people have since recovered.
This article documents the chronology and epidemiology of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus responsible for the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic originating in Wuhan, China. Some developments may become known or fully understood only in retrospect.
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic has had far-reaching consequences beyond the spread of the disease and efforts to quarantine it. As the pandemic has spread around the globe, concerns have shifted from supply-side manufacturing issues to decreased business in the services sector.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, and has since spread globally, resulting in the ongoing 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms may include muscle pain, sputum production, diarrhea, sore throat, loss of smell, and abdominal pain. While the majority of cases result in mild symptoms, some progress to pneumonia and multi-organ failure. As of March 28, 2020, the overall rate of deaths per number of diagnosed cases is 4.6 percent; ranging from 0.2 percent to 15 percent according to age group and other health problems.
Neil Morris Ferguson is a British epidemiologist and professor of mathematical biology, who specialises in the patterns of spread of infectious disease in humans and animals. He is the director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA), head of the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the School of Public Health and Vice-Dean for Academic Development in the Faculty of Medicine, all at Imperial College, London.
An ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019, a new infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, was first confirmed to have spread to the United States in January 2020. Cases have been confirmed in all fifty U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and all inhabited U.S. territories except American Samoa. As of March 28, 2020, the U.S. has the most confirmed active cases in the world and ranks sixth in number of total deaths from the virus.
The 2020 coronavirus pandemic in Finland is an ongoing viral pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a novel infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first case of COVID-19 in Finland during the 2019–20 worldwide pandemic was confirmed on 29 January 2020, when a Chinese tourist visiting Ivalo from Wuhan tested positive for the virus.
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached San Marino in February 2020.
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached Cameroon in March 2020.
Xie Linka is a Chinese doctor. She is one of the whistleblowers of the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan, China. She graduated with a PhD from the Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and is the attending physician of the Cancer Center at Wuhan Union Hospital.
Liu Wen (刘文) is one of the "whistleblowers" of the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic and a neurologist at Wuhan Red Cross Hospital.
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached South America in February 2020. As of 13 March, all countries in South America, and the French overseas department of French Guiana, had been infected with at least one case. The Falkland Islands has not reported any cases. In addition, the ABC islands of the Kingdom of the Netherlands may also be considered part of South America.
During the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, human rights violations including censorship, discrimination, arbitrary detention, xenophobia were reported from different parts of the world. Amnesty International has responded that "Human rights violations hinder, rather than facilitate, responses to public health emergencies, and undercut their efficiency."
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached Laos in March 2020. Laos is seen to be more vulnerable to the outbreak due to its weak healthcare system.
The 2020 coronavirus pandemic in Nicaragua is an ongoing disease outbreak related to the global 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic originating in China. The first reported case of coronavirus in Nicaragua was in March 2020 after a Nicaraguan citizen returned to the country from Panama, which has experienced its own cases related to the pandemic as well. Critics of Daniel Ortega's government have claimed the government is ignoring the virus and downplaying it. Prior to the arrival of the virus in Nicaragua, a large public rally was organized by supporters of the government to show solidarity for victims of coronavirus in other countries; however, the event was criticized as contradicting social distancing, which is encouraged to prevent the spread of the virus.
The White House Coronavirus Task Force is a United States Department of State task force that "coordinates and oversees the Administration's efforts to monitor, prevent, contain, and mitigate the spread" of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). It was established on January 29, 2020.
This list of COVID-19 related curfews and lockdowns shows curfews and similar restrictions to prevent further infection with COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) worldwide :
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was first confirmed to have spread to England with two cases among Chinese nationals staying in a hotel in York on 31 January 2020.