18November, 2020
It has been a year since the first case of COVID-19 appeared in China

November 17 is a full year since the first recorded case of COVID-19 infects humans, marking the beginning of a global pandemic that has claimed the lives of more than 1.33 million people and spread. infected more than 55.6 million people.

According to data from the Chinese government, the first case of COVID-19 was recorded on November 17, 2019, weeks before the announcement of the new epidemic. The date is based on Chinese government data according to a document viewed earlier this year by the South China Morning Post Office.

Accordingly, the first person infected with COVID-19 – dubbed “patient number 0″ – is believed to be a resident of Hubei, 55 years old.

Meanwhile, the Chinese government has not officially determined a positive case for the SARS-CoV-2 virus until February 8, 2019.

The Independent said the Chinese government’s aforementioned documents have not been widely publicized, but provided scientists with insight into the early transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is often believed to be Transmission from animals to humans.

Since the reported outbreak in Wuhan in January 2020, scientists have been trying to trace the original origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus through the initial infections there as well. as other cases are not recorded in the literature.

Chinese officials have identified at least 266 people with COVID-19 and underwent medical surveillance at an indefinite time last year. In late December, Chinese doctors were said to have realized they were responding to a new illness, according to “whistleblower” medical staff interviews.

At the end of last year, health workers in Wuhan treated dozens of patients with unexplained pneumonia-like illness. Patients have a range of symptoms including high fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

None of the first 9 cases reported in November were identified as “patient number 0″ and according to the South China Morning Post Office, there could be cases reported earlier than what was reported. . record.

Documents obtained by the United Nam Morning Post show that from the time a 55-year-old man in Hubei was found infected on November 17, each recorded from 1 to 5 cases of SARS virus. -CoV-2. Day in month. There were 27 cases on December 15, and a daily increase to the first two digits was recorded on December 17.

According to the documents, as of December 20, the total number of confirmed cases was 60. As of December 27, when more than 180 people were infected, Zhang Jixian, a doctor at a hospital in Hubei province, has informed this agency. Chinese health care that the new disease is the new Corona virus. As of January 1, 2020, 381 cases have been confirmed.

According to the World Health Organization, the first case of COVID-19 infection in China was on February 8, however, the global health agency did not monitor the disease itself, but relied on information provided by countries. .

Meanwhile, a report published in the medical journal The Lancet noted that the patient had been seen as early as December 1 at Kim Ngan Dam Hospital in Wuhan, while doctors in Wuhan said. They don’t know about the disease until the end of December.

In mid-January, the Wuhan health agency only declared 41 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection. Elsewhere, scientists discovered the SARS-CoV-2 virus had been present in Italy for several months before an outbreak in the country. The new study found COVID-19 antibodies in a blood sample from early September last year. These findings “could reshape the history of the pandemic,” experts say.


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