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Patient 1 in Wuhan: one year after the first COVID-19 infection

Although they exist several studies that speak of infections in previous dates, China officially notified the first case of coronavirus in Wuhan on November 17, 2019, now just a year ago. The individual, a 55-year-old male, was named as the supposed patient 1 and from there there was a rapid spread of the pathogen.

December 15, The number of active cases was 27, at the end of the year the figure soared to 266, and in January increased to 381. Subsequently, the pandemic that continues to date broke out, with the second wave hitting a large number of countries.

Wuhan closure

The main criticisms arose because the Chinese authorities did not announce any news about the new virus up to seven weeks later. But the situation began to deteriorate and the leaders decided to close the city of Wuhan.

Came up in a market

The World Health Organization (WHO) also confirmed the origin in this Asian city: “There are fairly conclusive evidence that the outbreak was caused by exposures in a fish and seafood market in the city of Wuhan in China. This market was closed on January 1, 2020. “

As the transmission began to be unstoppable, on January 9, the first fatality was reported. It was a 61-year-old man who had previous pathologies and that he lost his life after buying in the market of seafood from Huanan.