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COVID-19 pandemic

Ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019

COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern regarding COVID-19 on 30 January 2020, and later declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020. As of 11 May 2021, more than 158 million cases have been confirmed, with more than 3.29 million deaths attributed to COVID-19, making it one of the deadliest pandemics in history.

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