Since December 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been responding to an outbreak of the respiratory disease COVID-19, which is caused by a novel coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. The new strain of coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan, China.
On January 30, 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the situation a “public health emergency of international concern.” Since then, COVID-19 has spread rapidly across the globe and taken a foothold in every continent except Antarctica. New cases continue to emerge daily. Because of the growing transmission rate and scope, WHO officially elevated the status of COVID-19 to pandemic on March 11, 2020.
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