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The Story of COVID-19

Chinese health officials notify the World Health Organization about a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown cause.

Date: 12/31/2019

The Story of COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) first learns about the cases on December 31. The cases are centralized in Wuhan in the Hubei Province of China.

While COVID-19 has not yet been named, this will be the first notification of the disease to the wider public outside of Wuhan.