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Detailed infographic – Timeline of the current coronavirus pandemic, from the very first COVID-19 outbreak in China up until now

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A detailed summary of the current coronavirus pandemic, from the very first COVID-19 outbreak in China up until now

  • December 31, 2019
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    Chinese Health officials informed WHO about a cluster of 41 patients with a mysterious pneumonia. Most are connected to Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market.

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    January 1, 2020

    Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market closes.

  • January 7, 2020

    Chinese authorities identify a new type of coronavirus (called novel coronavirus or nCoV).

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    January 11, 2020

    China records its first death.

  • January 13, 2020

    First coronavirus case outside of China is reported in Thailand.

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    January 20, 2020

    First US case is reported: a 35-year-old man in Snohomish County, Washington.

  • January 23, 2020

    Wuhan is placed under quarantine, Hubei province follows within days.

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    January 30, 2020

    WHO declares a global public-health emergency.

  • January 31, 2020

    President Trump bans foreign nationals from entering the US if they were in China within the prior two weeks.

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    February 2, 2020

    First death outside China is recorded in the Philippines.

  • February 7, 2020

    Chinese whistleblower Li Wenliang dies.

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    February 8, 2020

    US citizen dies in Wuhan – first death of an American citizen.

  • February 9, 2020

    Death toll in China surpasses that of the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic, with 811 deaths recorded.

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    February 11, 2020

    WHO announces that the new coronavirus disease will be called "COVID-19."

  • February 12, 2020

    Coronavirus cases start to spike in South Korea.

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    February 19, 2020

    Iran outbreak begins.

  • February 21, 2020

    Italy outbreak begins.

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    February 29, 2020

    US reports first death on American soil.

  • March 8, 2020

    Italy places all 60 million residents on lockdown.

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    March 11, 2020

    WHO declared the outbreak a pandemic. In USA President Trump bans all travel from 26 European countries.

  • March 13, 2020

    A US national emergency is declared over the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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    March 17, 2020

    A leaked federal plan warns the new coronavirus pandemic "will last 18 months or longer" and may come in "multiple waves" of infections.

  • March 17, 2020

    Italy reports 475 COVID-19 deaths, the highest single-day death toll for any country since the outbreak began.

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    March 19, 2020

    Nearly all US states declare a state of emergency.

  • March 20-21, 2020

    Italy reports the two highest single-day death tolls for any country: 627 on March 20 and 793 on March 21.

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    March 22, 2020

    About 1 in 3 Americans are under lockdown as 12 states issue stay-at-home orders.

  • March 23, 2020

    New York City confirms 21,000 cases, making it the biggest epicenter of the outbreak in the US.

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    March 24, 2020

    Prime minister Narendra Modi ordered a nationwide lockdown for 21 days, limiting movement of the entire 1.3 billion population of India as a preventive measure towards theCovid-19 pandemic in India.

  • March 26, 2020

    Roughly 1 in 2 Americans go on lockdown as 22 states issue stay-at-home orders.

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    March 26, 2020

    Total confirmed cases in the US reach 82,404 — the highest in the world — surpassing China's 81,782 and Italy's 80,589.

  • March 28, 2020

    Globally, authorities report more than 597,252 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with about 436,524 being active and ongoing cases, roughly 133,363 recoveries, and 27,365 deaths.

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