The first possible case of Covid-19 infection in China was discovered on November 17

Then the still unknown SARS-CoV-2 virus was detected on November 17 at a 55-year-old resident of the Chinese province of Hubei. Later

Chinese doctors recorded one to five new cases of infection daily, but only at the end of December it became clear that they were dealing with a new type of coronavirus.

According to the publication, on December 15, 201927 people were ill with COVID-19 coronavirus infection caused by a new type of coronavirus, and 60 by December 20. In total, Chinese doctors managed to find 266 people with a new type of coronavirus infection in 2019.

Now scientists are trying to find the so-called "null patient" - the first person who contracted a coronavirus infection.

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced a pandemic of coronavirus infection.

Now in 114 countries of the world there are 135 thousand. cases of infection with this infection. 90% of all cases occur in four countries - China, South Korea, Iran and Italy, while in two of them there is a significant decrease in the number of cases. Since the end of 2019, 5 thousand people have died from coronavirus infection, more than 70 thousand people have been cured.

Previously, virologists created an online map of the spread of this infection, which is updated in real time.