Three more cases are identified in the United States, two in California, and one in Arizona. All three had recently traveled to Wuhan.
Chinese researchers published data in the British medical journal, The Lancet, showing 13 of the 41 patients in the initial Wuhan cluster had no identifiable link to the seafood market suspected of being the outbreak's epicenter.
January 27, 2020
Three suspected coronavirus cases in Mexico tested negative.
A second coronavirus case is identified in Canada. She is in her 50s and is the wife of the man who was diagnosed with the first coronavirus case in Canada.
January 28, 2020
Canadian officials reported a third person tested positive for 2019-nCoV. The man in his 40s traveled to Wuhan and returned to British Columbia.
January 29, 2020
China now has cases in almost every province and administrative region:
The World Health Organization has declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) over the 2019 novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV. But it said that it has confidence in China's handling of the outbreak.
A sixth case of the 2019 novel coronavirus was confirmed in Chicago, in a man who got the virus from his wife. It’s the 1st case of human-to-human transmission in the U.S.
January 31, 2020
The White House determined that the coronavirus outbreak is a public health emergency. Any U.S. citizen that traveled to Hubei in the past two weeks will face a 14-day quarantine. Foreign nationals entering the U.S. who traveled to western China will be denied entry.
January 31, 2020
A 7th case of the coronavirus was confirmed in Santa Clara County, in northern California. The man recently returned from Wuhan but did not need hospitalization, officials said.
Feb. 1, 2020
A student in her 20s tested positive for the coronavirus in Toronto, making her the fourth case in Canada. A man in his 20s also tested positive in Boston in the eighth case in the United States. Both had traveled to Wuhan.
Feb. 2, 2020
Three more coronavirus cases were confirmed in California. One case in the Bay Area, and two in San Benito County, south of San Jose.
A man in the Philippines died of the coronavirus, in the first death from 2019-nCoV outside of China. He was 44 years old.
Feb. 7, 2020
Doctor Li Wenliang, one of the first Chinese doctors to warn people about the coronavirus outbreak, died of the disease at age 34.
The U.S. government announced it’s prepared to spend up to $100 million to aid China and other nations fighting the coronavirus. The U.S. also helped transport 17.8 tons of privately donated medical supplies to China.
Two separate cruise ships were quarantined out of coronavirus fears. More than 3,700 people were kept on a ship in Japan after 61 people were diagnosed with the coronavirus. Another ship was docked in New Jersey after 4 passengers were rushed to the hospital out of caution.
There are 31,530 total confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Of that total, 31,213 were in China, and 317 are in the rest of the world.
Feb. 10, 2020
The World Health Organization names the new coronavirus: COVID-19. The WHO said the name omits references to people, places, or animals associated with the disease, to avoid stigma.
Feb. 11, 2020
The CDC disclosed a 13th American infected with the coronavirus. The patient was evacuated from Wuhan and put in quarantine in San Diego. A test mistakenly said the patient wasn’t infected. After finding the error, the patient was moved from quarantine to isolation at hospital.
Feb. 13, 2020
An evacuee from China who had been under quarantine at a U.S. Air Force base in Texas has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The patient is in stable condition in isolation. The 14th case in the U.S. was another evacuee at a base near San Diego.
Feb. 17, 2020
340 U.S. passengers evacuated from the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess arrived at two military bases in California and Texas. 14 tested positive for COVID-19 but had no symptoms. All evacuees now face another period of quarantine.