COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, was first discovered in China in late 2019. The first U.S. case was detected in January 2020, in a recent traveler who arrived in Washington State. Since its early beginnings, the story of COVID-19 has been rapidly evolving, with new information coming out daily.
On March 11th, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak to be a pandemic, and measures have been enacted on a local, state and federal level in order to limit the spread. As of this point in time, the U.S. has more confirmed cases than any other country in the world, and that number is changing by the moment.