News & Perspective

Feb 25, 2020

Feb 25, 2020
Wuhan map

WHO joint mission shares China experience; COVID-19 escalates in Europe, Mideast

In Europe, Austria, Croatia, and Switzerland reported their first cases, with links to Italy, as Middle East countries reported more cases, fueled by Iran's outbreak.

Feb 24, 2020

Feb 24, 2020
Middle East airport

WHO notes COVID-19 pandemic potential as 5 more Mideast nations affected

Also, cases continue to surge in South Korea and Italy, and the US reports more positive tests in evacuees from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

Feb 22, 2020

Feb 22, 2020
Daegu

Korean COVID-19 cases double; Iran-linked infections climb

In other developments, Italy's outbreak expanded and a California city blocked a plan to move evacuees from Travis Air Force Base.

Feb 20, 2020

Feb 20, 2020
Mosque in Qom, Iran

Iran notes more COVID-19 cases as 2 from Diamond Princess die

Also, South Korea cases almost double, to 104, many part of a church cluster.

Feb 19, 2020

Feb 19, 2020
ICU patient

China's COVID-19 death toll tops 2,000; Iran reports first cases

Also today, 79 more Diamond Princess infections were reportedraising cruise ship totals to 621 and the WHO details stepped-up response measures regarding the Westerdam ship in Cambodia.

Feb 18, 2020

Feb 18, 2020
Chinese woman with mask in front of mask mural

China COVID-19 cases rise, as do worries over Diamond Princess risk

Research news includes evidence of person-to-person spread before symptoms.

Feb 16, 2020

Feb 16, 2020
Diamond Princess cruise ship

As cruise ship COVID-19 numbers climb, nations evacuate passengers

With 137 newly confirmed infections, cases on the Diamond Princess reach 355.

Feb 13, 2020

Feb 13, 2020
Nurse wearing N95 respirator

Unmasked: Experts explain necessary respiratory protection for COVID-19

Ideally, anyone coming into a room with a COVID-19 patient should wear a tight-fitting respirator.

Feb 11, 2020

Feb 11, 2020
Coronavirus illustration

Deaths from newly named coronavirus disease top 1,000

Contrary to earlier official reports, more than 500 healthcare workers were infected by mid-January.

Feb 08, 2020

Feb 08, 2020
Singapore taxi

China nCoV cases continue at stable rate; concerns rise about spread in Singapore

Health officials are investigating a family cluster at a French ski resort, Singapore shares details on local transmission, and the CDC releases guidance for businesses.

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