Novel Coronavirus Information
On January 30, 2020, the United States reported the first confirmed instance of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that had spread from person-to-person. The virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Chinese health officials have reported thousands of infections in China to date. US Health and Human Services has declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United States to aid the nation’s health care community in responding to 2019-nCoV.
Human coronavirus is not uncommon, but this is a new strain, and experts are still learning about it. The US Centers for Disease Control anticipates there will be more cases reported in the United States in the coming weeks.
Lifespan's Response to Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV
Lifespan has taken many steps to prepare for the possible spread of the virus to our region and our response is the result of concerted coordination across the Lifespan system.
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What is this new virus? How is it spread? Get answers to frequently asked questions about the Novel Coronovirus, including prevention, transmission and treatment.
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