In December 2019, cases of pneumonia of unknown cause began to be registered in the Chinese city of Wuhan . A month later, the World Health Organization ( WHO ) confirms that it is a new type of coronavirus called COVID-19 .
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THE CORONAVIRUS EXPANSION FIGURES
The expansion of the coronavirus around the world does not remit and the WHO declares it a pandemic on March 11. Currently this disease reaches more than 27 million cases.
Coronavirus cases in Spain are more than 543,000 . In addition, more than 29,600 people with coronavirus have died in Spain.
THE US, BRAZIL, INDIA AND MEXICO ARE THE COUNTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF DEATHS
The virus entered Italy strongly and was the first to take precautionary measures. At first in the Lombardy region, the most affected, and later in the entire country. Currently, the United Kingdom is the European country with the highest number of deaths.
EXPANSION OF THE CORONAVIRUS IN THE WORLD
The coronavirus epidemic is spreading to Southeast Asian countries, and Thailand is the first country after China to test positive for coronavirus . A week later, cases began to be registered in the US, Europe and the Middle East.
SITUATION AT THE GLOBAL LEVEL
The disease spreads very quickly compared to other recent pandemics such as influenza A, which, between 2009 and 2010, reached 35,000 affected. The epidemic, after having come to a standstill in China, has spread to the rest of the world, mainly in Europe and the United States.