Chinese Health officials informed WHO about a cluster of 41 patients with a mysterious pneumonia. Most are connected to Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market.
Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market closes.
Chinese authorities identify a new type of coronavirus (called novel coronavirus or nCoV).
China records its first death.
First coronavirus case outside of China is reported in Thailand.
First US case is reported: a 35-year-old man in Snohomish County, Washington.
Wuhan is placed under quarantine, Hubei province follows within days.
WHO declares a global public-health emergency.
President Trump bans foreign nationals from entering the US if they were in China within the prior two weeks.
First death outside China is recorded in the Philippines.
Chinese whistleblower Li Wenliang dies.
US citizen dies in Wuhan – first death of an American citizen.
Death toll in China surpasses that of the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic, with 811 deaths recorded.
WHO announces that the new coronavirus disease will be called "COVID-19."
Coronavirus cases start to spike in South Korea.
Iran outbreak begins.
Italy outbreak begins.
US reports first death on American soil.
Italy places all 60 million residents on lockdown.
WHO declared the outbreak a pandemic.
In USA President Trump bans all travel from 26 European countries.
A US national emergency is declared over the novel coronavirus outbreak.
A leaked federal plan warns the new coronavirus pandemic "will last 18 months or longer" and may come in "multiple waves" of infections.
Italy reports 475 COVID-19 deaths, the highest single-day death toll for any country since the outbreak began.
Nearly all US states declare a state of emergency.
Italy reports the two highest single-day death tolls for any country: 627 on March 20 and 793 on March 21.
About 1 in 3 Americans are under lockdown as 12 states issue stay-at-home orders.
New York City confirms 21,000 cases, making it the biggest epicenter of the outbreak in the US.
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.
Roughly 1 in 2 Americans go on lockdown as 22 states issue stay-at-home orders.
Total confirmed cases in the US reach 82,404 — the highest in the world — surpassing China's 81,782 and Italy's 80,589.
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.