The coronavirus outbreak came to light on December 31, 2019 when China informed the World Health Organisation of a cluster of cases of viral pneumonia of an unknown cause in Wuhan City in Hubei Province.

Subsequently the disease spread to more Provinces in China, and to the rest of the world. The WHO declared it a pandemic on March 11, 2020. The virus has been identified & named SARS-CoV-2 and the disease is called Coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Among those who develop symptoms, most (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing hospital treatment. About 15% become seriously ill and require oxygen and 5% become critically ill and need intensive care.

Complications leading to death may include respiratory failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), sepsis and septic shock, thromboembolism, and/or multiorgan failure, including injury of the heart, liver or kidneys.

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