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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 17, 2020

Feb 17, 2020
Lab scientist pipetting

More outbreak details emerge as COVID-19 cases top 70,000

A study of 44,672 cases reveals that 14% were severe and 5% critical.

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 14, 2020

Feb 14, 2020
Asian surgeon with patient

COVID-19 sickens over 1,700 health workers in China, killing 6

China confirms 5,090 new cases and 121 new deaths, raising the counts to 63,851 and 1,380, respectively.

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 13, 2020
Chest CT scan

China reports gush of retrospective COVID-19 cases

Changed diagnostic criteria lead to 13,332 new cases, bringing China's total to near 60,000.

Feb 12, 2020

Feb 12, 2020
WHO exterior

Easy COVID-19 test tops research priorities as cases climb

Also, researchers report finding the virus in saliva, but not in a small group of babies born to infected moms.

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 10, 2020

Feb 10, 2020
Les Contamines, France, ski village

China nCoV cases top 40,000, with more tied to French cluster

A WHO advance team landed in China today for a joint international mission.

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