Origin and How Deadly It Is
A pneumonia outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019. On 31st December, the outbreak was linked to a novel strain of coronavirus later given an interim name 2019-nCOV my WHO. The international committee on Taxonomy of viruses later called it SARS-COV-2. It is said that the main place of origin was a Huanan seafood wholesale market but later, the authenticity of this statement came into scrutiny and researchers are still working to know where it came from.
As of March 16, 2020, there are at least 6,513 confirmed deaths and more than 169,387 confirmed cases in the coronavirus pandemic. The Wuhan strain has been identified as a new strain of beta coronavirus with genetic similarity to the SARS-Cov that is thought to be spread from a bat.