December 8: First patient develops symptoms of Wuhan coronavirus
December 31: Earliest cases of virus reported to World Health Organization
January 1: Market in Wuhan where outbreak is believed to have originated closed for disinfection
January 8: Chinese scientists identify pathogen involved as new strain of coronavirus
January 9: First death linked to virus
January 20: Cases reported in Beijing and Shenzhen
January 23: First virus outside Wuhan
Travel restrictions placed on Wuhan’s neighboring cities, impacting millions of people
WHO says virus is not yet a public health emergency of international concern
January 28: Death toll tops 100
CNN’s Laura He contributed to this story.
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