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Covid-19 PANDEMIC HISTORY

Brief History of Covid-19

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The history of the 2019-2020 COVID-19 pandemic summarizes the succession of events related to the 2019-2020 COVID-19 pandemic, caused by an infection by the virus called SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of the COVID disease -19, found between the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 in Wuhan in China and then spread in the coming months globally.

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November 2019


17: The first case of contagion ascertained by COVID-19 is recorded: it is a fifty-five-year-old from the province of Hubei. The virus was not initially recognized as a new type of coronavirus and the news was disclosed by the Chinese government only on January 13, 2020.

December 2019

 

A doctor wears a special protective suit while examining a patient in a Wuhan hospital Number of new cases per day.

 

NOTE: from 12/2/2020 the definition of "confirmed case" also includes cases diagnosed clinically, but not yet tested for SARS-Co

 

1: The first known patient begins to exhibit symptoms. He had not been to the Wuhan wet fish market and no epidemiological link was found between this and subsequent cases.


8-18: seven cases subsequently diagnosed with a new coronavirus are recorded; two of them were connected to the Wuhan wet market; five were not. 


12: Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reported in a broadcast on December 12, 2019, that "a new viral outbreak was first detected in Wuhan city, China on December 12, 2019."


31: The World Health Organization is informed by the Chinese authorities of a series of pneumonia-like cases in the city of Wuhan, with probable origin from a fish and animal market in the city itself.

 

January 2020

 

January 22, 2020: Wuhan citizens take the last train before public transportation is suspended

 

January 26, 2020: Health checks at Changchun Longjia International Airport in China.  US President Donald Trump chairs an update meeting on the epidemic


1: the authorities order the closure of the Wuhan wet market and the isolation of those with signs and symptoms of the infection.


7: Chinese authorities confirm they have identified a new virus. The new virus belongs to the coronavirus family, which includes the common cold and viruses such as SARS and MERS, among others. This new virus is temporarily called "2019-nCoV".


9: The first case of death due to SARS-CoV-2 is documented. The WHO confirms the epidemic originating from a previously unknown coronavirus.


15: a protocol concerning the diagnostic examination is published. 


17: European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) raises risk level about the virus reaching Europe at "moderate". The first checks are established at international airports.


20: The number of cases in China is substantially increasing, with almost 140 new patients.


21: the first case is registered in the United States of America. Globally there are 312 confirmed cases and 6 deaths.


22: The Chinese government quarantines the city of Wuhan (with a population of 11 million people), subsequently expanding the measure to almost all of Hubei province, reaching 60 million people in quarantine, in an attempt to contain the viral epidemic. Back then it was the largest quarantine measure ever arranged in human history.  Chinese authorities suspend planes, trains, buses and ferries in and out of Wuhan, subsequently extending the ban to private vehicles as well. To help limit the spread of the virus, the Wuhan health authority makes it mandatory to wear face masks in public places. Despite these precautionary measures, since the patient appears to be asymptomatic but infectious during incubation, the authorities deem it necessary to bar the access roads to the city to avoid escaping from the area.

 

January 23: Wuhan authorities decide to quarantine the megalopolis by closing the airport and stopping all public transport, urging the population not to move from the city to prevent the virus from spreading further; Beijing cancels the celebrations for the Chinese New Year, the same decision made later by Macau.  On that day, the foundations were laid for the construction of a new hospital to treat patients suffering from these pathologies. The hospital is called Huoshenshan Hospital and will be completed by February 3, 2020.


24: Quarantine measures are extended to the cities of Huanggang, Ezhou and Xianning, all adjacent to Wuhan.  The authorities have ordered the construction of a hospital, with 1 000 beds (which is expected to be completed on 3 February), to treat the sick. The Shanghai Disney Resort and part of the Great Wall of China are temporarily closed. The French government confirms 2 cases in France: these are the first cases in Europe. The first case confirmed in Singapore. In China, there are 25 deaths and 830 infected.


25: The President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping in an official statement declares that the situation that China is facing is serious, given the acceleration of the expansion of the virus. Hong Kong declares the maximum state of alert by limiting trade routes, and movements to China as a precautionary measure. Protests begin, including violent ones, regarding the behavior of the Chinese government in the region.


26: The World Health Organization (WHO) rectifies its document regarding the virus and, in light of the new news, raises the level of danger of China to "Very High" and the rest of the world to "High".


27: Mongolia closes the border with China in an attempt to stem the spread of the virus. In addition, schools are closed until March 2 and all public gatherings are canceled. The World Health Organization defines risk globally as "high", correcting the previous analysis that defined it as "moderate".  Canada faces its first confirmed case of contagion in Ontario.  The first case of contagion also confirmed in Germany, in Bavaria.

 
28: In China 106 deaths and 4,000 infections: Thailand, which has reached 14 cases, begins to control all travelers from China with immediate effect.  Two new cases are confirmed in Japan, including the infection of a Japanese bus driver who had never been to Wuhan, but who had transported Chinese tourists to the city. Several states are starting to evacuate their fellow citizens from the area via charter flights: the first in the United States of America. The cities of Shanghai and Tangshan suspend public transport services. Another 3 confirmed cases in Germany, all related to a person who had returned from the Wuhan area.

 

29: the total deaths rise to 132, while the infected exceed 6,000.  The first case in the United Arab Emirates and Finland, in Lapland. Governments of various nations, including Italy, prepare an evacuation plan for their citizens from Wuhan. British Airways and Lufthansa airlines stop all flights to and from China, followed by United Airlines, American Airlines, Air France, Cathay Pacific, and all Lion Air group companies. As a result of unpromising health conditions and the blockade of an important Chinese industrial zone for quarantine, some companies stop production in China, as in the case of Toyota. The tech giant Google also closes its offices in the risk zone as a precautionary measure. The Chinese government extends the holidays until February 9 (13 for Hubei province), in an attempt to avoid travel that could spread the virus.

 

The Federal Government of Russia orders the closure of the land border with China to vehicles and pedestrians and limits the railway routes,  from January 31, to Moscow-Beijing only, but after a few hours, it decides to close all connections, and therefore the border, with China.

 

30: 170 deaths and over 7,700 infections in China; WHO, in an extraordinary update conference on the state of global health regarding the virus that takes the name of 2019-nCoV ARD, officially declares this virus a risk to world public health, providing directives to nations on the correct management of the problem. Two cases of infected people are ascertained for the first time in Italy, they are two Chinese tourists on holiday in Rome. Italy blocks all flights to and from China and proclaims a state of a health emergency for 6 months.


31: 213 deaths and nearly 10000 infections in China; confirmed the first cases in Great Britain (two patients), Spain, Russia and Sweden. New cases also in Thailand, Canada and the United States, as well as in mainland China. Also in China, 1540 recoveries from Coronavirus are recorded, with the now healed patients discharged from hospitals and returned home. However, the mortality rate of the virus remains low, around 2% of those infected.

February 2020

 

1: 259 deaths and almost 12,000 infections in China, which admits delays in the management of the epidemic. Analysts and economists around the world are starting to voice concerns about the impact this health emergency is having on the global economy, from an industrial slowdown in China with production lines of tech industries down (e.g. Foxconn for Apple) to chain stores. closed as a precaution (for example Starbucks).

 

2: In China, the dead are 304 and the infected 14 380.  the first death from the virus is announced outside China, in the Philippines, which occurred the previous day and involved a 44-year-old man. 

 

3: The deaths in China are 370 while the infected are over 17 200  The Coronavirus epidemic exceeded the previous Sars epidemic that hit China in 2002/2003 in mortality.

 

4: In China, there are 430 dead and more than 20,000 infected.  The first death of a 39-year-old Hong Kong patient occurs, the 13th confirmed case in the city.  First case found in Belgium, bringing the total in the European Union to 24.

 

5: In China, the deaths rise to 560 and the infected to 24 363  Japan has confirmed 10 new cases from a cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, placed in quarantine near Yokohama; there are over 3 500 people on board, including 35 Italians. 

 

6: The dead in China are 570 and the infected around 28,000.  Dr. Li Wenliang, one of the first doctors to recognize the danger of Wuhan pneumonia, dies as a result of complications due to the same virus. 

 

7: In China, 638 deaths and more than 31 500 infected. The first infection of an Italian citizen, an Emilian student returning from a stay in Wuhan, is made official. 61 people have infected onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Hong Kong authorities have quarantined the crew and passengers of the cruise ship World Dream in port in Hong Kong with 1,800 people on board, as three people inside were infected with the virus. The Diamond Princess cruise ship, currently in Japanese waters and under quarantine as of February 5, 2020.

 

8: The dead in China is 722 and the infected are 34 500.

The transmissibility of the virus through aerosols is confirmed for the first time.  The number of infected passengers on board the Diamond Princess rises to 64. According to the WHO, cases of contagion in China are stabilizing, although it is too early to believe that the peak of the virus has been reached. 

 

9: In China, the dead rise to 814 and the infected to 37 200. In the rest of the world, the infected are 320. The infected on the Diamond Princess ship rise to 70. All passengers and crew of the World Dream test negative for the virus and are authorized to disembark by the Hong Kong authorities. 

 

10: In China 908 dead and 40 170 infected; the majority of new deaths were recorded in Hubei province, the worst affected.

 

11: The deaths in China rise to 1 016 while the infected reach 42,638 throughout the Asian continent; 161 in the rest of the world are infected. The virus also infects health care workers in Wuhan, where at least 500 Wuhan hospital staff were infected in mid-January, leaving hospitals short-staffed. According to the WHO, the first vaccine could be ready within 18 months. The director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has issued an alert: "A virus can create more political, economic and social upheavals than any terrorist attack: the world must wake up and consider this virus as the number one enemy"   Onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, the infected rose to 136 out of 3700 passengers.

 

12: The deaths in China reach 1 110 while the infected worldwide are 44,200. The Chinese government also decides to adapt to the criteria of the World Health Organization regarding the counting of infected people (since February 7, China had decided - in contrast to the WHO directives - that patients who test positive for coronavirus but asymptomatic would not have been reported in the statistics of "confirmed cases"). Meanwhile, the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses officially decides to call the disease COVID-19. It is also reported that the World Congress will not be held due to the epidemic and the Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix will be postponed.

 

13: At the request of Italy, represented by Minister Roberto Speranza, an extraordinary meeting of the Health Ministers of the Council of the European Union is held in Brussels. The World Health Organization announces that the new cases of contagion registered the previous day in the province of Hubei - for the first time since January - are decreasing (1 600 cases) as has fallen - compared to the trend of the previous days - the number of newly infected in the rest of China (377 cases). The experts underlined that this is a physiological decline due to changes in the counting criterion which - once reported in the WHO criteria - represents, on the contrary, a surge in the number of victims and infected people. Furthermore, according to some experts, the peak of the epidemic has not yet manifested itself and could arrive towards the end of February. Meanwhile, the Chinese government has removed the leaders of the Communist Party of Wuhan and the province of Hubei for their inability to manage the emergency.

14: The first case of SARS-CoV-2 is recorded in Egypt, it is the first case of contagion in the African continent. Six members of Chinese health personnel - who, like their colleagues in other parts of the country, work in an increasingly degraded work and sanitation context- die as a result of the infection from SARS-CoV-2, while there is a sharp increase in infections and deaths all over the world. Meanwhile, the first group of 11 passengers, aged 80 and over - who tested negative for coronavirus - disembarked from the Diamond Princess, the cruise ship quarantined in the Yokohama Bay in Japan. In addition, the Chinese government announces that it has developed "convalescent plasma"  from the blood of healed patients for the treatment of sick people. In the afternoon, the Egyptian government confirmed the presence of an infected person on its territory: it is a foreign citizen who was immediately isolated. This is the first case of contagion on the African continent. In the evening, the organizers of the traditional Tokyo marathon issue a statement inviting Chinese citizens not to voluntarily take part in the sporting event, announcing that Japan will in any case stop issuing visas for residents of China.

 

15: The first European death occurs in France and first outside Asia; he is an 80-year-old Chinese tourist from China. The Chinese central bank - as reported by the AFP agency - has announced that the banknotes will be "disinfected" and placed "in quarantine" for up to 14 days. Meanwhile Niccolò - the 17-year-old who was blocked twice due to fever in Wuhan - is brought back to Italy and undergoes the contagion test at the "Spallanzani" Institute, resulting in negative. It is reported that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (part of the National Institutes of Health) has released the most detailed electron microscope images ever obtained of SARS-CoV-2.

 

16: Deaths in mainland China rise to 1,665, out of a total of 68,500 cases of contamination registered in the territory, over 69,000 worldwide. Italian Foreign Minister Di Maio announces - along the lines of what the United States has already done  - the sending of a "special flight" to recover the 35 Italian citizens aboard the Diamond Princess, which it will likely be ready within 7-10 days. Following the first case of contagion in Africa, a continental task force is created that will bring together epidemic experts from various states in agreement with the World Health Organization, coordinated by five countries - Senegal, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa - which are the best prepared and equipped. The first death in Taiwan is also recorded, a 61-year-old man who, however, also suffered from diabetes and hepatitis B.

 

17: The WHO task force arrives in Beijing to monitor the Chinese government's sick count criteria, while the number of deaths has risen to 1775 and total infections have exceeded 70,000. It is reported that the celebrations for the 60th birthday of the new Japanese emperor Naruhito - scheduled for the weekend - will be canceled due to the spread of the coronavirus. Meanwhile, the Xinhua news agency reports that the Chinese government could postpone the annual session of the National People's Congress scheduled for early March, while evaluating "a draft decision on the ban on the illegal trade in wild animals and the elimination bad habits of eating wild animals to protect people's health and safety of life". It is reported that the director of the Wuhan hospital died after contracting the virus, exactly ten days after the death of another doctor in the same hospital, the first who had raised the alarm on the consequences of the epidemic.

18: The number of victims in the world rises to 1873, while the infected are 73 335. But the WHO - whose experts have already been in China for a couple of days to check the numbers of infections - warns against unnecessary alarmism and 'disproportionate measures. In fact, for the thirteenth consecutive day, there is a decrease in the daily cases recorded in China outside the Hubei region], even if such decreases may prove temporary - said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director - because other outbreaks they can erupt especially in large cities. Meanwhile, Apple announces a sharp reduction in revenue expectations for the second fiscal quarter, due to the collapse in demand in the technology sector, considering that in the previous days the company had ordered the temporary stop of production in China and the closure of many retailers. Meanwhile in Wuhan - where the situation in health facilities is increasingly degraded - the local government has provided continuous "door-to-door" checks to identify possible infected people and immediately place them in quarantine. The 1200 passengers of the ship Westerdam (Holland America Line) were disembarked the day before in the port of Sihanoukville (Cambodia).  but only today it was discovered that they were allowed to get off the boat , without thorough checks and without any form of quarantine, so much so that among these there is an elderly US woman who contracted the virus and, therefore, the Cambodian authorities are trying to trace the passengers to subject them to checks sanitary. The Chinese government also decides to postpone the Beijing Motor Show to a later date.

 

19: First two cases of SARS-CoV-2 are recorded in Iran. While the number of victims in the world (2102) and that of the infected (75200) rises, the Chinese government releases a scientific study - the largest and most complete ever published so far - according to which may be "moderately optimistic" on the evolution of the situation, also because the percentage of cases of daily contagion in the province of Hubei has been in sharp decline for days. As reported by CNBC, the companies General Motors, FCA and Toyota have started to restart production in China, after the long interruptions linked to the Chinese New Year holidays and fears for the spread of the virus. In the meantime, the Russian government has announced that it intends to ban Chinese citizens from entering the country "for business, private, study and tourism travel".

 

20: While the number of infections touches an all-time low, it is reported that two Japanese citizens on board the Diamond Princess have died from the virus while the infections on the boat rise to 634. In addition, SK Hynix, the world's number two manufacturer of memory cards in South Korea, has self-quarantined approximately 800 employees at its headquarters just 70 km from Seoul. During the day, the WHO disseminates positive data on the number of infected people and on the probability of recovery of the sick. Meanwhile, three other cases of coronavirus are confirmed in Iran and Qom - the city where all five cases of contagion were recorded - has begun to take extraordinary precautionary measures. 

 

21: Regarding the progress of the infections, the Politburo declares that "the situation of the prevention and control of the epidemic in the province of Hubei and in the city of Wuhan still remains serious and complex A turning point the development of the epidemic has not yet arrived. Furthermore, Sony and Facebook have announced that they will not participate in the Game Developers Conference scheduled in San Francisco from March 16-20. Meanwhile, several new local cases of coronavirus are confirmed in Italy: an outbreak in the Castiglione d'Adda area in Lombardy, originating from a 38-year-old with no recent history of travel to China, which includes his wife and other people he frequented among the infected. as well as health personnel of the structures where the aforementioned were received; and two cases in Padua. Following the infection, the Lombardy region and the Ministry of Health issue a joint ordinance that imposes on ten municipalities, all in the province of Lodi, the ban on public events with the suspension of all work activities (excluding those of public utility ), with simultaneous prohibition for trains to stop at the stations of the municipalities concerned. In the evening, the news was given of the first death in Italy due to the virus, a seventy-seven-year-old. The first cases of coronavirus are also confirmed in Israel and Lebanon.

 

22: The Chinese government - reports the New York Times - has admitted for the first time that it has generated confusion and distrust due to the variations in the method of counting infections, which are also increasing in other parts of the world affected for the first time from the virus who have taken extraordinary measures to prevent its spread (Lebanon, South Korea, Japan, Canada, Iran, Russia, Palestine). According to ANSA, there is a second victim in Italy. Meanwhile, the WHO expresses strong concern about the escalation of infections in the world, stating that: "even if the total number of COVID-19 cases outside China remains relatively small, we are concerned about the number of cases without a clear epidemiological link, such as previous travel or contact with a confirmed case ". Two cases are confirmed in Milan while the Italian authorities take new measures to contain the infections.

23: As the number of infected and deaths in the world progresses, Chinese scientists studying the characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 declare that the virus is becoming less contagious. In Italy, it becomes the European country with the most infected with the virus on its territory with more than 100 confirmed cases, while the French health minister declares that he is ready to issue measures to prevent a "possible epidemic". Also in Italy, university and school activities are suspended in the two northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto, and at the same time the Carnival of Venice and the Carnival of Ivrea are canceled, and 4 Serie A matches and hundreds of sporting events are also postponed.

 

24: WHO researchers - according to which the situation is not yet classifiable as a "pandemic"  - have come to the conclusion that "in China, the spread of the coronavirus reached its peak between January 23 and February 2. And since then it has begun to decline significantly ". Moreover, deaths in Italy rise to 7, with over 200 infected. There are strong increases in the number of infections also in South Korea and Iran.

 

25: In the world, infections exceed 80,000 cases, of which 78,000 in mainland China. For the first time, infections are reported in Austria, Switzerland, and Croatia, while the government of Iran - after the news of the contagion of the Deputy Minister of Health, initially skeptical about the number of deaths in Qom- announces the creation of a task force to contain the spread of the epidemic.

26: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for two weeks to stop sporting and cultural events. This comes after Japan confirmed its second local death, fearing that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could be canceled. Hokkaido will close schools from February 27 to March 4, while Tokyo allowed schools to start some classes later. Chinese authorities have seized over 31 million counterfeit surgical masks.

 

28. The "Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease is published. In this, it is specified that the virus has" zoonotic origins "." From the sequences of the genome, the bat appears to be the reservoir of the virus but the intermediate hosts do not have yet to be identified. However, three important areas of work are underway in China for understanding the zoonotic origin of this outbreak. These include investigating cases of symptom onset in Wuhan throughout December 2019, environmental sampling of the Huanan wholesale fish market and other area markets, and collecting detailed records on the source and type of species sold. " it seems important to avoid the recurrence of future infections if the above is confirmed, that the sale of animals is prohibited, hopefully not bats, but more likely some species of fish, which may present the virus.

March 2020

 

1: South Korean authorities advised people to stay indoors and not attend any events. In addition, the school break was extended by one week across the country and by three weeks in Taegu. In the United States, the American Physical Society canceled the annual meeting, which was to be held in Denver, Colorado, March 2-6.


2: The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control announced that it has increased the level of risk from moderate to high for people in the European Union.  The lower house of the Polish parliament approved a bill on special measures relating to the spread of the novel coronavirus.


3: Singapore will ban visitors arriving from South Korea, Iran, and northern Italy from March 4, with Singaporean citizens, permanent residents and long-stay pass holders returning from these locations to receive communications of stay (SHN) lasting 14 days. Additionally, all travelers entering Singapore with fever or signs of respiratory illness will be swab tested, with a penalty for refusal. The travel advisory has been expanded to include Iran, northern Italy, Japan, and South Korea.  Italy has announced that it could establish red quarantine zones to contain the spread of the virus. Following the outbreak, a wine fair was canceled.


7: The International Ice Hockey Federation has canceled the Women's World Championship, scheduled for March 31 to April 10 in Canada, due to coronavirus concerns.


9: Italy imposes a nationwide quarantine, limiting travel except for necessity, work, and health circumstances.  Mongolia has quarantined several cities, including its capital Ulan Bator, until March 16 after the country's first case was confirmed. 

10: All primary and secondary schools in the Czech Republic closed. Panama suspended the school year and activities involving large numbers of people until April 7. La Minsa also announced that 66 people were under medical surveillance. RuPaul's DragCon LA 2020, which was supposed to take place May 1 to 3, 2020 in Los Angeles, has been canceled. The fate of RuPaul's DragCon in New York and the UK is currently unknown. The Polish archbishop, president of the Polish Bishops' Conference, said that Polish churches should ensure that fewer people attend at the same time. The Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria (also known as Rojava), has closed a border crossing under its control with neighboring Iraq. The administration also issued a statement asking European journalists following the Syrian civil war not to visit parts of Syria under their control because medical checks would be carried out in all passages on their territory in response to the Coronavirus. 


11: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a CA $ 1,000,000,000 COVID-19 Response Fund that includes a $50 million contribution to the World Health Organization and an additional $275 million to fund coronavirus research in Canada. All schools and universities in Poland were closed for 2 weeks. The first case of death in Bulgaria. The Danish Prime Minister has announced that all schools, universities, and kindergartens will be closed for two weeks.WHO declares the COVID-19 pandemic. In Italy, more restrictive measures are taken to avoid the continuous spread of the virus, in fact, bars, restaurants, etc. are totally closed. (before this date bars and restaurants could work from 6:00 to 18:00)

 

March - April 2020

 

South Korean authorities advised people to stay indoors and not attend any events. In addition, the school break was extended by one week across the country and by three weeks in Taegu. In the United States, the American Physical Society canceled the annual meeting, which was to be held in Denver, Colorado.


The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control announced that it has increased the level of risk from moderate to high for people in the European Union. The lower house of the Polish parliament approved a bill on special measures relating to the spread of the novel coronavirus.


Singapore will ban visitors arriving from South Korea, Iran, and northern Italy from March 4, with Singaporean citizens, permanent residents and long-stay pass holders returning from these locations to receive communications of stay (SHN) lasting 14 days. Additionally, all travelers entering Singapore with fever or signs of respiratory illness will be swab tested, with a penalty for refusal. The travel advisory has been expanded to include Iran, northern Italy, Japan, and South Korea. Italy has announced that it could establish red quarantine zones to contain the spread of the virus. Following the outbreak, a wine fair was canceled. 


The International Ice Hockey Federation has canceled the Women's World Championship, scheduled for March 31 to April 10 in Canada, due to coronavirus concerns.


Italy imposes a nationwide quarantine, limiting travel except for necessity, work and health circumstances. Mongolia has quarantined several cities, including its capital Ulan Bator, until March 16 after the country's first case was confirmed. 

All primary and secondary schools in the Czech Republic closed. Panama suspended the school year and activities involving large numbers of people until April 7. La Minsa also announced that 66 people were under medical surveillance. RuPaul's DragCon LA 2020, which was supposed to take place May 1 to 3, 2020 in Los Angeles, has been canceled. The fate of RuPaul's DragCon in New York and the UK is currently unknown. The Polish archbishop, president of the Polish Bishops' Conference, said that Polish churches should ensure that fewer people attend at the same time. The Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria (also known as Rojava), has closed a border crossing under its control with neighboring Iraq. The administration also issued a statement asking European journalists following the Syrian civil war not to visit parts of Syria under their control because medical checks would be carried out in all passages on their territory in response to the Coronavirus.

May 2020


8: The cases in the world exceed 4 million and the deaths are over 275,000.


17: The Diamond Princess leaves Japan.


20: Cases worldwide exceed 5 million and deaths are over 325,000.


29: Cases worldwide exceed 6 million and deaths are over 365,000.


June 2020


7: Total cases in the world exceed 7 million, deaths are over 400,000.


15: Total cases in the world exceed 8 million, deaths are over 435,000.


22: Total cases in the world exceed 9 million, deaths are over 465,000.


27: Total cases in the world exceed 10 million, deaths are over 500,000.


July 2020


3: The total cases in the world exceed 11 million, the deaths are just over 525,000. 


8: The total cases in the world exceed 12 million, the deaths are just over 550,000. 


12: Total cases worldwide exceed 13 million, deaths just over 570,000.


17: Total cases in the world exceed 14 million, deaths are over 595,000.


21: Total cases in the world exceed 15 million, deaths are over 615,000.


25: Total cases in the world exceed 16 million, deaths are over 645,000.


29: Total cases in the world exceed 17 million, deaths are over 665,000.


August 2020


2: Total cases in the world exceed 18 million, deaths are over 687,000.


6: the total number of cases in the world exceeds 19 million, the number of deaths is over 711,000.


10: Total cases in the world exceed 20 million, deaths are over 734,000.


14: Total cases in the world exceed 21 million, deaths are over 757,500.


18: Total cases in the world exceed 22 million, deaths are over 780,000.


21: Total cases in the world exceed 23 million, deaths are over 800,000.


25: Total cases in the world exceed 24 million, deaths are over 820,000.


29: Total cases in the world exceed 25 million, deaths are over 845,000.


September 2020


17: total cases in the world exceed 30 million, deaths over 940,000.


20: total cases in the world exceed 31 million, deaths over 960,000.


24: total cases in the world exceed 32 million, deaths over 980,000

28: Global COVID-19 deaths pass 1 million. 

29: The National Football League reports its first COVID-19 outbreak.

 

Total Cases Confirmed Globally: 33,431,133

 

Total Deaths Worldwide: 1,003,168

 

Number of countries with cases: 188

 

October 2020

 

01: Total cases 34,573,068

02: Total cases

34,899,575

03: Total cases 35,203,561

04: Total cases 35,460,476

05: Total cases 35,725,178

 

US president Donald Trump and  wife Melania  tested positive for COVID-19

 

06: Total cases 36,038,274

 

AstraZeneca's clinical trials remain on hold in the United States, the last country to keep the hold in place.