Coronavirus: COVID-19 Pandemic

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Coronavirus: COVID-19 Pandemic

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).[5] The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019, and was recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020.[6] As of 25 March, more than 440,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in more than 190 countries and territories, resulting in more than 19,700 deaths and more than 111,000 recoveries.[3][4]

COVID-19 - coronavirus pandemic 2019–20(?)

Infographic by the United States CDC, describing how to stop the spread of germs.

Transmission of COVID depends on many factors, and the basic reproduction number can be lowered by engaging in outbreak prevention measures such as physical distancing and self-isolation upon experiencing symptoms.

The goal of community mitigation, (1) delay outbreak peak (2) decompress peak burden on healthcare, known as flattening the curve (3) diminish overall cases[disputed – discuss] and health impact.[443][444]

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For updated report see HERE.

See up to date info. on the WHO website.


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