The novel coronavirus outbreak, which began in Wuhan, China, in December, has expanded to touch nearly every corner of the World. Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have been sickened and thousands of others have died.
First 100 Days of Coronavirus Spread in World
Here’s a timeline of how the outbreak has unfolded so far:
First Case Gets Reported, Dec. 31, 2019
China alerts World Health Organization (WHO) about people being infected with severe flu with symptoms unknown in Wuhan city. Wuhan; The city located in Hubei has a population of 11 millions. Patients are in quarantine and authorities are working to find out the source. Reports are suggesting that many of the patients have recently visited a live market in Wuhan, but there are also claims for no evidence of virus spreading from person to person.
Jan 5, 2020
China announces that the unknown pneumonia cases in Wuhan are not SARS or MERS.
Coronavirus 2019n-CoV Jan 7, 2020
Chinese authorities have identified the virus as coronavirus with symptoms similar to, SARS and MERS. The virus is temporarily named 2019n-CoV by WHO.
First Death from Coronavriys on Jan 11, 2020
China confirms the death of 61-year old man due to novel coronavirus who has recently visited live seafood market. Chinese health authorities have closed the Huanan Seafood Market after it is discovered that wild animals sold there might have been the source of the virus.
First case in Thailand Jan 13, 2020
Thai authorities have reported a first confirmed patient of coronavirus; it is the first case outside China. The patient is a woman returned from Wuhan.
First case in Japan Jan 16, 2020
Japan confirmes Its first case of coronavirus; the patient is a man who stayed in Wuhan.
New cases in China Jan 21, 2020
Chinese authorities have confirmed second death of coronavirus patient and 139 new cases as well. The National Institute of Health (NIH) started working on possible drug for coronavirus. Officials in Washington confirmed the first case on United State soil.
Chinese President Xi Jinping Meets WHO Officials Jan 28, 2020
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom in Beijing. WHO agrees to send teams including US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus confirmed cases from India, Philippines, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Singapore, the US, the UAE and Vietnam, , South Korea and Hong Kong get reported.
Death Toll from Coronavirus Rises: Feb 2, 2020
Death toll soares to 305 in China. Suspected cases rise up to 20,000. A man in the Philippines dies from the coronavirus it is the first death outside the mainland of China.
Record Deaths Feb 9, 2020
The death toll in China surpasses the 2002-03 SARS epidemic with 811 deaths recorded and 37,198 infections. An investigative team led by experts from the WHO departes for China.
COVID-19 Feb, 11 2020
World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the new name of coronavirus COVID-19, itself was dubbed SARS-CoV-2. C stands for corona, V for virus and D for disease.
First death in France 14 Feb, 2020
Chinese tourist dies in France, being the first man to die in Europe fro mcoronavirus. Meanwhile the total number of infections reaches 64,429, including 63,911 in China, Hong Kong and Macau.
Major tech conferences get cancelled due to coronavirus fear including Global Marketing Summit and RSA cybersecurity conference scheduled in San Francisco.
First case in Israel 21 Feb, 2020
Israel reportes its first case of COVID-19. A patient recently returned from cruise ship tests positive. Meanwhile Iran confirms two deaths and South Korea first death.
In China death toll rises to 2,118 while the total number of cases reaches 74,576 but number of daily reported cases gets dropped.
Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Tests Positive 25 Feb, 2020
Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi tests positive after the press briefing on coronavirus. The number of infections passes 82,000 worldwide, including more than 2,800 deaths. Washington State declares a state emergency directing agencies to use all necessary resource to respond the outbreak.
Australia and Thailand First Deaths 1 March, 2020
Australia and Thailand confirm first deaths.Additional cases have been reported in Lebanon, Kuwait, Greece, Brazil and Pakistan. Deaths surge in France, Iran, South Korea, Italy, and 42,000 patients recovered worldwide.
Saudi Arabia first case 5 March, 2020
Saudi Arabia reportes his first coronavirus case and authorities announce the vacations in all schools and universities across the country until further notice.
Meanwhile, Iran releases some 70,000 prisoners because of the coronavirus outbreak in the country
Coronavirus pandemic 11, March, 2020
WHO declares the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic on March 11 2020. While Turkey, Ivory Coast, Honduras, Bolivia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Panama and Mongolia confirm their first cases.
Europe epicenter of Pandemic 21 March, 2020
Europe remains the epicenter of the pandemic, with Italy reporting 4,825 fatalities amid 53,578 cases. Coronavirus-related deaths surg past 10,000 globally.
27,000 deaths Globally 27 March, 2020
The number of cases worldwide surpasses 600,000, with more than 27,000 deaths. In Europe, Spain records 838 new coronavirus deaths over the previous 24 hours, marking the country’s highest daily jump in fatalities. By the end of the week, the US accounts for the highest number of coronavirus infections in the world, recording more than 124,000 cases and 2,000 deaths. The President of United State DonaldTrump signes $2 trillion of the stimulus package for coronavirus relief.
Boris Johnson, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, tests positive for coronavirus after having a high fever and persistent cough.
1 Million Globally 2 April, 2020
Globally the number of reported cases surpasses 1 million. UN chief Antonio Guterres warns that the pandemic presents the world with its “worst crisis” since World War II as the worldwide death toll topped 50,000.
Spain Worst-hit country 6 April, 2020
Spain, one of the world’s worst-hit countries, reports 4,237 additional cases of the coronavirus with 637 new deaths. Meanwhile, the United States enters one of the most critical weeks so far, with government officials warning the high death tolls in New York, Michigan and Louisiana.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is moved into intensive care as his condition worsens since being hospitalised with persistent COVID-19 symptoms.
China Virus 8 April, 2020
World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus defends the agency’s handling of the pandemic after US President Donald Trump accused it of being “China-Virus“.
The United Kingdom records its highest daily death toll, at 938, bringing the number of total coronavirus-linked fatalities to 7,097 while infections in the US surge past the 400,000 mark.
Zoom banned in Singapore 10 April, 2020
Singapore authorities ban the use of Zoom for online education after hackers hijack a lesson and showed obscene images to students.
Meanwhile, the number of bodies buried daily at a mass grave in United States’ New York City, increases with s about two dozen bodies buried in the grave every day, five days a week, according to a spokesman for the New York City Department of Corrections. The world has already corssed 100,000 deaths mark due to coronavirus.