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A new coronavirus, designated COVID-19 (ex 2019-nCoV), was identified in late 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province, after people developed pneumonia without a clear cause and for which existing treatments were not effective. The virus has shown evidence of human-to-human transmission, and the number of transmissions appeared to escalate in mid-January 2020, with several countries across Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific reporting cases.

For daily updates on the pandemic, we highly recommend following Dr. Chris Martin on YouTube.

Otherwise, this Wikipedia page documents the chronology and epidemiology of the new coronavirus responsible for the 2019-20 epidemic. However, it appears to be highly politically biased: