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What we know so far about the new coronavirus, COVID-19

While this specific virus was only detected for the first time a few months ago, there is some definitive information that public health experts have gathered about it and other related diseases.

Posted: Mar 2, 2020 2:49 PM
Updated: Mar 4, 2020 5:08 PM

Information about the novel coronavirus that causes a disease dubbed "COVID-19" is still very new and incredibly fluid as the United States begins to see its first community spread cases and fatalities. As a result, the basic details can easily get lost in the shuffle.

In the gallery above, you'll find images from the World Health Organization (WHO) busting some common myths that have been circulating about COVID-19 and what people have been advised to do about it.


CLICK HERE for an interactive map from from Oregon Emergency Management that tracks the number of confirmed cases, patients that recovered, and deaths from COVID-19 — all over the world.


Below you'll find a NewsWatch 12 infographic with information currently being circulated by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) about the virus and what the average person should know:

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