Because the new coronavirus was initially reported in Wuhan, China, in December, the transmittable respiratory disease COVID-19 has actually spread rapidly within China and to neighboring countries and beyond.
This page is upgraded routinely.
The very first validated coronavirus cases outside China happened on Jan. 20, in Japan, Thailand and South Korea. On Jan. 21, the very first case in the U.S. was identified in Washington state.
By Feb. 1, 8 European countries had confirmed cases of COVID-19, and a month later that count had actually increased to 24 nations with at least 2,200 cases, most of them in Italy. On March 11, Italy eclipsed 10,000 cases and the World Health Organization declared the break out a pandemic– the first considering that H1N1 in 2009.
This particular virus, formally called SARS-CoV-2, is only the 3rd pressure of coronavirus known to regularly trigger serious symptoms in people. The other 2 strains trigger Middle East respiratory syndrome and serious acute respiratory syndrome.
Click here to see the state-by-state breakdown of cases in the United States.
March likewise saw rapid spread of the infection throughout the U.S., with all 50 states reporting cases by March 17.
This story was initially released on March 30, 2020.