Coronavirus | Chinese subterfuge leaves the world in the dark as a pandemic spreads
by Mindy Belz, Angela Lu Fulton, Onize Ohikere & Michelle Schlavin
Posted 5/07/20, 04:20 pm
A 55-year-old in China’s central Hubei province is the first known person to contract the disease COVID-19 caused by the new coronavirus (according to Chinese government data revealed in March 2020).
Date established by the World Health Organization (WHO) of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 reported by Chinese authorities. An analysis of the first 41 patients found 27 had direct exposure to a Wuhan seafood market, although this case did not.