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  • Jan. 11, 2020: China reports 1st novel coronavirus death

    Jan. 11, 2020: China reports 1st novel coronavirus death
    The novel coronavirus outbreak has reached almost every corner of the globe and sickened thousands. </br></br>The virus was first detected in Wuhan, China after several people who visited a live animal market there were treated for pneumonia-like symptoms. </br></br>A worker in a protective suit is seen at the closed seafood market in Wuhan, China, Jan. 10, 2020. The seafood market is linked to the outbreak of pneumonia caused by the new strain of coronavirus.
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  • Feb. 5, 2020: Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined

    Feb. 5, 2020: Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined
    On Feb. 19, 2020, The Diamond Princess cruise ship, and its nearly 3600 passengers and crew, were released after being quarantined in a port in Tokyo for nearly two weeks. Once the virus was confirmed on board, testing began and the total number of cases would be close to 700, making it the biggest cluster of cases outside of China.
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  • Feb. 7, 2020: Whistleblowing doctor dies

    Feb. 7, 2020: Whistleblowing doctor dies
    A portrait of Dr. I WenLiang, the doctor who is regarded as a whistleblower in the discovery of the novel coronavirus, is left outside a hospital in Wuhan, China, Feb. 7, 2020. Wenliang died from complications from the disease.
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  • Feb. 29, 2020: 1st death reported in United States

    Feb. 29, 2020: 1st death reported in United States
    While cases continued to spread globally and into the states, the first US death was confirmed at a nursing home in Kirkland, Washington. Later, through autopsy, it would be confirmed a woman who died Feb. 6, was the first U.S. victim of the disease. </br></br>Lori Spencer visits her mom Judie Shape, 81, who Spencer says has tested positive for the coronavirus at Life Care Center of Kirkland in Kirkland, Washington, March 11, 2020.
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  • March 13, 2020: Trump declares national emergency

    March 13, 2020: Trump declares national emergency
    After weeks of downplaying the virus and ignoring the advance of medical professionals, President Trump declared the virus a national emergency and pledged $50 billion in federal funding to help fight the outbreak
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  • March 15, 2020: CDC warns against large gatherings

    March 15, 2020: CDC warns against large gatherings
    Spring break revelers watch a game of "chicken fight" on the beach, March 17, 2020, in Pompano Beach, Fla.
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  • March 17, 2020: Coronavirus now present in all 50 states

    March 17, 2020: Coronavirus now present in all 50 states
    Industrial firm's employees manufacture PPE, like face shields, to supply New York's health care workers and hospitals at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York, March 26, 2020.
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  • March 19, 2020: Italy's death toll surpasses China's

    March 19, 2020: Italy's death toll surpasses China's
    While under lockdown measures and curfews, people found creative ways to entertain their peers and give thanks to those health responders working the front lines. In Europe many took to their balconies to play music or project movies on the sides of buildings. In New York City, people would cheer and bang pots at 7 p.m. as thanks to doctors and nurses. </br></br>People play instruments as others dance on their balconies in support of the medical staff that are working on the frontlines of the novel coronavirus outbreak, in Barcelona, Spain.
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  • March 20, 2020: New York City declared US outbreak epicenter

    March 20, 2020: New York City declared US outbreak epicenter
    With the spreading of the novel coronavirus to all 50 states, large gatherings were banned, bars and restaurants shuttered, festivals were canceled and many weddings put on hold. New York City started to become the epicenter of U.S. cases, reporting 15,000 on March 20th, about half of the total U.S. cases at the time. </br></br>A near-empty street in Times Square, New York City.
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  • March 24, 2020: Japan postpones Olympics

    March 24, 2020: Japan postpones Olympics
    With the global increase of coronavirus cases growing and the high public health risk of large crowds, Japan postponed the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Several countries had already pulled their athletes from competition due to the high risk.
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  • March 26, 2020: United States leads the world in COVID-19 cases

    March 26, 2020: United States leads the world in COVID-19 cases
    As cities and states went into lockdown measures and implemented mandatory mask mandates, a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) started to grow. </br></br>PPE suits are seen next to a decontamination unit, at the Washington, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department's decontamination facility, in Washington, D.C., on April 15, 2020.
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  • March 27, 2020: Trump signs $2 trillion stimulus bill

    March 27, 2020: Trump signs $2 trillion stimulus bill
    Many people under lockdown also found themselves without jobs. Unemployment numbers rose with many businesses shuttering. While the government worked to release stimulus help to those in need, many found themselves without a way to pay for everyday living expenses. </br><br/>People line up outside Kentucky Career Center prior to its opening to find assistance with their unemployment claims in Frankfort, Ky., June 18, 2020.
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  • March 27, 2020: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive

    March 27, 2020: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive
    Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for the novel coronavirus after displaying symptoms on March 27, 2020 and ultimately ending up in intensive care. Johnson continued to lead the country via video conference until his return to work, seen here, one month later.
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  • April 2, 2020: Global cases hit 1 million

    April 2, 2020: Global cases hit 1 million
    Photographs and memorials for those who died during the lockdown sit outside Riverside Church, April 30, 2020, in Burton-on-Trent, England. The memorial garden has been set up by the church for people to pay their respects to those who have died from coronavirus and other illnesses during the pandemic lockdown.
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  • April 4, 2020: New York sets single-day record for new COVID-19 cases

    April 4, 2020: New York sets single-day record for new COVID-19 cases
    Testing and contact tracing continued as more and more people became infected. On April 4, New York City logged the highest number single-day record for new cases with 12,000 and after trace testing it was determined that New York’s first case was from an untracked transmission between the U.S. and Europe. </br></br>A woman walks past a memorial dedicated to those who lost their lives to COVID-19 at Greenwood Cemetary in New York City.
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  • April 9, 2020: Evidence that 1st COVID-19 case in NYC came from Europe

    April 9, 2020: Evidence that 1st COVID-19 case in NYC came from Europe
    As the pandemic spread across the globe, countries went on lockdown. Wild animals took to the streets of some countries searching for food, while the lack of people caused the skies to clear in others. </br></br>Mountain goats roam the streets of Llandudno, Wales, March 31, 2020.
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  • April 19, 2020: Protests over coronavirus mask and lockdown restrictions

    April 19, 2020: Protests over coronavirus mask and lockdown restrictions
    Health care workers stand in the street in counter-protest to hundreds of people who gathered at the State Capitol to demand the stay-at-home order be lifted in Denver.
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  • May 18, 2020: Navajo Nation surpasses New York for highest infection rate

    May 18, 2020: Navajo Nation surpasses New York for highest infection rate
    A patient is taken from an ambulance to the emergency room of a hospital in the Navajo Nation town of Tuba City during the 57-hour curfew, imposed to try to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus through the Navajo Nation, in Arizona.
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  • May 27, 2020: US reaches 100,000 deaths

    May 27, 2020: US reaches 100,000 deaths
    With the growing increase in cases rising the White House went on the offensive, conducting daily briefings with a task force that gave updates on the virus, testing and road to recovery. </br></br>President Donald Trump, seen through a window, speaks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in the press office moments after speaking with members of the coronavirus task force during a briefing in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic at the White House.
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  • June 15, 2020: Texas hit a new daily high in COVID-19 cases

    June 15, 2020: Texas hit a new daily high in COVID-19 cases
    Tubers prepare to float the Comal River despite the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, June 25, 2020, in New Braunfels, Texas.
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  • June 15, 2020: California's coronavirus Phase 3 reopening

    June 15, 2020: California's coronavirus Phase 3 reopening
    People exercise at Inspire South Bay Fitness behind plastic sheets in their workout pods while observing social distancing, June 15, 2020, in Redondo Beach, California, as the gym reopens today under California's coronavirus Phase 3 reopening guidelines.
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  • June 25, 2020: Eiffel Tower reopens

    June 25, 2020: Eiffel Tower reopens
    With measures put in place for social distancing and crowd sizes reduced, popular European attractions began to gradually reopen. </br></br>Visitors attend the reopening day of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, June 25, 2020.
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  • July 11, 2020: Trump wears a mask in public for the first time

    July 11, 2020: Trump wears a mask in public for the first time
    During a visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, President Donald Trump was seen in a facial mask for the first time in public. The president's response to the facial coverings caused many to speculate whether the device was even necessary or if it prevented the spread of coronavirus.
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  • July 12, 2020: Florida breaks single-day record for new COVID-19 cases

    July 12, 2020: Florida breaks single-day record for new COVID-19 cases
    Lines of cars wait at a drive-through coronavirus testing site, July 5, 2020, outside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.
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  • July 23, 2020: Baseball opener

    July 23, 2020: Baseball opener
    From left, manager Dave Roberts #30, Bob Geren #8 and Dino Ebel #12 line up for the National Anthem for a preseason game against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic at Dodger Stadium, July 20, 2020, in Los Angeles.
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  • Sept. 2, 2020: Social distance precautions in schools

    Sept. 2, 2020: Social distance precautions in schools
    Students take livestream classes while seated in socially distanced protective learning pods at STAR Eco Station Tutoring & Enrichment Center, Sept. 2, 2020, in Culver City, Calif.
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  • Sept. 10, 2020: Football opener

    Sept. 10, 2020: Football opener
    Fans watch the Kansas City Chiefs during NFL football training camp, Aug. 29, 2020, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs opened the stadium to 5,000 season ticket holders to watch practice as the team plans to open the regular season with a reduced capacity of approximately 22 percent of normal attendance.
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  • Sept. 10, 2020: US Students return to class

    Sept. 10, 2020: US Students return to class
    A teacher instructs students at Freedom Preparatory Academy, Sept. 10, 2020, in Provo, Utah. In-person schooling with masks started up in many Utah schools after shutting down in March due to the COVID-19 virus. But many schools were unprepared to return to in-person learning.
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  • Sept. 28, 2020: Global death toll hits 1 million

    Sept. 28, 2020: Global death toll hits 1 million
    The coronavirus global death toll hit one million people on ... less than 10 months after the first case was reported in China. <br><br> A woman walks across Spanish flags placed at Roma Park to honor Spain's Coronavirus dead during the second wave of the Covid pandemic, Sept. 27, 2020, in Madrid.
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  • Oct 2, 2020: President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump isolate after testing positive

    Oct 2, 2020: President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump isolate after testing positive
    The news of President Trump and first lady Melania Trump testing positive for COVID-19 was revealed in the early hours of Oct. 2, 2020, hours after it became known that one of the president's closest advisers, Hope Hicks, had also tested positive.
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