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COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

21 Feb 2020

75,748 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) including 2,129 deaths in 27 countries worldwide (99% from China) reported by World Health Organization (WHO) as of February 20, 2020 (WHO Situation Report 2020 Feb 20)

14 Feb 2020

fever, fatigue, and cough most common clinical features in adults with 2019-nCoV pneumonia (JAMA 2020 Feb 7 early online)

11 Feb 2020

2019-nCoV reported to have mean incubation period of 5.2 days with each case estimated to transmit infection to mean 2.2 other people in Wuhan, China (N Engl J Med 2020 Jan 29 early online)

5 Feb 2020

FDA issues emergency use authorization for 2019-nCoV real-time PCR diagnostic panel at qualified laboratories designated by CDC (FDA News Release 2020 Feb 4)

28 Jan 2020

fever and cough most common clinical features in patients with 2019-nCoV pneumonia (Lancet 2020 Jan 24 early online)