Here's the most updated information about the coronavirus, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Updated at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, February 13, 2020.

2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), and now called COVID-19, originated in Wuhan, China. The World Health Organization has declared that the coronavirus is "a global health emergency." On February 11, it was given a new name to make it easily distinguishable from other viruses:

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness with symptoms that include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The severity of the illness varies with each person, and symptoms can take anywhere from 2 to 14 days to manifest after a person is exposed. 

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Courtesy of CDC

By the Numbers

At this time, the confirmed cases are in Washington, California, Arizona, Illinois, Wisconsin, Texas, and Massachusetts.

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Courtesy of the CDC, as of February 13

For more information, stay tuned to the CDC's website, or Johns Hopkins University's site here.

Stay safe!