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Feb 26, 2020

Feb 26, 2020
Sao Paulo suspension bridge

Hot spots outside China tied to COVID-19 in 4 more nations

For the first time, new cases outside of China exceed new cases reported within China.

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 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 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.

Feb 04, 2020

Feb 04, 2020
Man viewing airport flight board

nCoV total tops 20,000 as officials probe spread from nations outside of China

While officials investigate imported cases not apparently linked directly to China, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, says, "This is still first and foremost an emergency for China."

Jan 31, 2020

Jan 31, 2020
Scientist at microscope

nCoV expands in Europe; antiviral drug study to launch in China

The outbreak is now approaching 10,000 cases, including 213 deaths.

Jan 28, 2020

Jan 28, 2020
Plane landing in Munich

WHO seeks to answer nCoV unknowns as more local spread noted outside of China

The visit from WHO officials comes as cases in China top 4,000 and deaths surge past 100—and novel coronavirus activity heats up in several countries outside of China.

Jan 26, 2020

Jan 26, 2020
Wearing masks and respirators on China subway

As nCoV cases surge past 2,000, Canada now affected

China reports 688 new cases today, with the head of the World Health Organization en route.

Jan 22, 2020

Jan 22, 2020
WHO flag

WHO decision on nCoV emergency delayed as cases spike

The emergency committee holds off on declaring a public health emergency of international concern.

Jan 20, 2020

Jan 20, 2020
Blurry health workers in hallway

New coronavirus infects health workers, spreads to Korea

Fourteen health workers are now infected in the 218-case nCoV outbreak.

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