Coronavirus (COVID-19) Timeline (कोरोनाभाईरस समयतालिका)


कोरोनाभाईरस समयतालिका

COVID-19 Timeline


Updated on 8:40 pm EST, January 4, 2022: Exclusive: The Coronavirus (COVID-19), new, pandemic disease that started in December 2019 but now has infected more than 294+ millions people worldwide according to data compiled by John Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center.


Total countries and territories: 240

Worldwide total infection: 294,954,966

Worldwide death toll: 5,455,810

United States total infections: 56,189,547

United States total death toll: 827,748


आफूलाई सुसूचित गराउनुहोस्, सचेत हुनुहोस् र सुरक्षित रहनुहोस्। Stay informed, Be alert and Stay safe.


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December 31, Tuesday, 2019:

China informs the World Health Organization’s China office about the cases of an unknown illness. (Axios)


January 7, Tuesday, 2020:

Chinese President Xi Jinping announces measures to contain the Coronavirus spread.


January 11, Saturday, 2020:

China reported its first death, a 61-year-old man.


January 13, Monday, 2020:

The first Coronavirus case reported in Thailand, the first known case outside China. (Axios)


January 20, Monday, 2020:

The first US case is reported, a 35-year-old man in Snohomish County, Washington.


January 21, Tuesday, 2020:

The U.S. Government’s CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) confirms the first Coronavirus infection case in the United States.


January 22, Wednesday, 2020:

President Trump says, “We have it totally under control.”


January 23, Thursday, 2020:

Chinese Government locked down Wuhan city, epicenter of Coronavirus. It blocked people from leaving or entering the city except essential works.


January 31, Friday, 2020:

President Trump banned foreign nationals from entering the U.S. from China.


February 2, Sunday, 2020:

The first COVID-19-related death outside of China was announced in the Philippines.

February 6, Thursday, 2020:

A person who died at home in Santa Clara County in San Fransisco on Feb. 6 was infected with the coronavirus at the time of death, a stunning discovery that makes that individual the first recorded COVID-19 fatality in the United States, according to autopsy results released by public health officials late Tuesday, April 21, 2020. (San Fransisco Chronicle)


February 7, Friday, 2020 :

hinese doctor who first warned of Coronavirus Dr. Li Wenliang died.


(Li Wenliang wears a respirator mask, following the coronavirus outbreak, in Wuhan, China, on February 3, 2020. LI WENLIANG/GAN EN FUND via REUTERS)


February 10, Monday, 2020:

President Trump says, “I think the virus is going to be -it’s going to be fine.”


February 11, Tuesday, 2020:

WHO announces that the disease caused by the new coronavirus would be called "COVID-19."


The World Health Organization (WHO) announces a name for the new coronavirus disease as COVID-19.

"We now have a name for the #2019nCoV disease: COVID-19.

I’ll spell it: C-O-V-I-D hyphen one nine – COVID-19"

-@DrTedros #COVID19

That means Co=Corona, VI=Virus and D=Disease 2019 = COVID-19

It also put forward the guideline of naming the disease:

“Guidelines mandated that the name of the disease could not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual or group of people. It also needed to relate to the disease and be pronounceable. This choice will help guard against the use of other names that might be inaccurate or stigmatizing.”


February 24, Monday, 2020:

President Trump claims, “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. … Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”


February 26, Wednesday, 2020:

President Trump made another claims by saying, "Because of all we've done, the risk to the American people remains very low. … When you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero. That's a pretty good job we've done."


February 28, Friday, 2020:

President Trump again assures, "It's going to disappear. One day, it's like a miracle, it will disappear."


February 28, Friday, 2020:

President Trump blames, "The Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus,...This is their new hoax."


February 29, Saturday, 2020:

The US confirms its first death from Coronavirus, was a man in his 50s who had chronic underlying health issues. He died at EvergreenHealth, a hospital in King County, Washington.


February 29, Saturday - March 19, Thursday, 2020:

Nearly all U.S. States declared a state of emergency. (Business Insider)


March 7, Saturday, 2020:

New York State declares a state of emergency When it has 87 Coronavirus infections and one death.


March 9, Monday, 2020:

Italy placed all 60 million of its residents on lockdown due to Coronavirus pandemic. Italy has now 55,578 cases of the coronavirus and 4,825 death related to it as of Mach 21, 2020.


March 9, Monday, 2020:

President Trump still blames, “The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power (it used to be greater!) to inflame the CoronaVirus situation, far beyond what the facts would warrant. Surgeon General, ‘The risk is low to the average American.”


March 9, Monday, 2020:

President Trump still downplays the severity of Coronavirus, “So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!”


March 11, Wednesday, 2020:

WHO (World Health Organization) declares the outbreak a pandemic.


March 11, Wednesday, 2020:

President Trump bans all travel from 26 European countries.


March 13, Friday, 2020:

President Trumps declares national emergency over the coronavirus outbreak- “The spread of COVID-19 within our Nation’s communities threatens to strain our Nation’s healthcare systems. As of March 12, 2020, 1,645 people from 47 States have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. It is incumbent on hospitals and medical facilities throughout the country to assess their preparedness posture and be prepared to surge capacity and capability. Additional measures, however, are needed to successfully contain and combat the virus in the United States.”


Read full Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak by President Trump at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-declaring-national-emergency-concerning-novel-coronavirus-disease-covid-19-outbreak/


March 13, Friday, 2020:

While announcing National Emergency, President Trump said he was making $50 billion in federal funds available to states and territories to combat the coronavirus.


March 14, Saturday, 2020:

The Trump administration on Saturday expanded travel restrictions from Europe to include the United Kingdom and Ireland as it works to slow the spread of coronavirus. (CNN)


March 16, Monday, 2020:

Market crash: US$7 trillions?

“The World Health Organisation declared the COVID-19 coronavirus a pandemic last Wednesday, wiping US$7 trillion off global equity markets. A day later, now marked down in history as Black Thursday, the Dow Jones index in the US closed down 2,353 points (-10%), the worst single day points decline since Black Monday in 1987.” -Kylie-Anne Richards, University of Technology Sydney (Published in TheConversation.com)


March 16, Monday, 2020:

resident Trump first time uses Coronavirus as Chinese virus“ in his Twitter post:

The United States will be powerfully supporting those industries, like Airlines and others, that are particularly affected by the Chinese Virus. We will be stronger than ever before!”



March 16, Monday, 2020:

Infection by age

As of March 16, a total of 4,226 COVID-19 cases had been reported in the United States, with reports increasing to 500 or more cases per day beginning March 14 (Figure 1). Among 2,449 patients with known age, 6% were aged ≥85, 25% were aged 65–84 years, 18% each were aged 55–64 years and 45–54 years, and 29% were aged 20–44 years (Figure 2). Only 5% of cases occurred in persons aged 0–19 years. (https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6912e2.htm)


March 17, Tuesday, 2020:

Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Geng Shuang said at a press briefing on Tuesday that Trump’s tweet smears Beijing, state broadcaster CCTV reported. “We are very angry and strongly oppose it,” he said, “The U.S should redress its mistake and stop baseless attacks against China.” (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-17/trump-s-chinese-virus-tweet-adds-fuel-to-fire-with-beijing)


March 19, Thursday, 2020:

“For the first time, China reports zero local infections. China on March 19 reported no new local infections for the previous day, a milestone in the ongoing fight against the pandemic.” (NYTimes.com)


March 19, Thursday, 2020:

U.S. Senate economic stimulus bill

“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) releases a massive economic stimulus bill to fight the Coronavirus outbreak and its impact, According to bill, the legislation would provide checks of $1,200 per adult for many families, as well as $500 for every child in those families. Families filing jointly would receive up to $2,400 for the adults. The size of the checks would diminish for those earning more than $75,000 and phase out completely for those earning more than $99,000. The poorest families, those with no federal income tax liability, would see smaller benefits, though the minimum would be set at $600.” (Washingtonpost.com)


March 19, Thursday, 2020:

Recession and job losses

“The coronavirus stock market crash has ushered in recession 2020, as shutdowns of economic activity roll across Asia, Europe and now the U.S. Fiscal and monetary policy will play critical roles in keeping the coronavirus recession from snowballing into a coronavirus depression. As the White House pushes to quickly enact a stimulus package that could approach $1.2 trillion, coronavirus layoffs are surging across the country. The Labor Department reported that new claims for jobless benefits jumped 70,000 last week to 281,000.” -Jed Graham (Investors.com)


March 22, Sunday, 2020:

“Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard predicted the U.S. unemployment rate may hit 30% in the second quarter because of shutdowns to combat the coronavirus, with an unprecedented 50% drop in gross domestic product.” (Bloomber.com)


March 24, Tuesday, 2020:

First Nepali dies in the United States from Coronavirus infection. New Yorker Anil Subba Limbu (aka Ramesh Sambahamphe), 49, had developed since March 8 and succumbed to death after hospitalization with ventilator for last 4 days. He was a ride-sharing Uber driver, social activist. He is survived by his wife, two sons 22, 11 and daughter 20. He was native of Kummayak-4, Panchthar, Nepal and had been living in New York City for last 20-21 years.


March 24, Tuesday, 2020:

Nepal declares full lockdown for a week starting March 24, a decision the government made after finding only the second case, a Nepali student arriving home from France via Qatar. (ForeignPolicy.com)


March 25, Wednesday, 2020:

U.K.’s Prince Charles, the 71-year-old heir to the British throne, announces that he was infected by Coronavirus. Prince Charles office said:

“The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus. He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual.


The Duchess of Cornwall has also been tested but does not have the virus. In accordance with Government and medical advice, The Prince and The Duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland. The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire where they met the criteria required for testing.


It is not possible to ascertain from whom The Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks.” (https://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/prince-wales-tests-positive-coronavirus)



Photo courtesy: princeofwales.gov.uk


arch 25, Wednesday, 2020:

ravo TV’s Top Chef Masters Seaso-3 (2011) winner, India-born celebrity Chef Floyd Cardoz, 59, died of Coronavirus. He had returned from Mumbai, India on March 8 after shooting of Netflix‘s Ugly Delicious series and hospitalized in New Jersey for fever and later diagnosed with Coronavirus. He owns Tabla, North Inn Grill, Pawwala and Bambay Bread Bar in New York City.



arch 25, Wednesday, 2020:

“A California social media prankster claims he was hospitalized with the coronavirus — just days after posting a video of himself licking a toilet bowl for a nauseating online challenge.


Photo from Larz Twitter, publishes by NYPost.com


The TikTok personality, known as Larz, reportedly posted footage of himself in a hospital bed on Sunday, according to the Daily Mail.


“I tested positive for Coronavirus,” the 21-year-old from Beverly Hills tweeted on an account that has since been suspended, the outlet reported.“ (https://nypost.com/2020/03/25/influencer-reportedly-hospitalized-with-coronavirus-after-licking-toilet/?_gl=1*19rvtr9*_ga*YW1wLWQxdlFtcUYwbzRjdThIQVdST3BGbTR4MUd3SFVHd1BpdTEtMDJYVk1vQXdTck0ycEdwcWM1SkR6clJsMkF6eEg.)


March 27, Friday, 2020:

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for Coronavirus


Read his statement from his official page:


“Hi folks.

want to bring you up to speed on something that’s happening today which is that I’ve developed mild symptoms of the coronavirus. That’s to say – a temperature and a persistent cough.


nd, on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer, I’ve taken a test. That has come out positive.


So I am working from home. I’m self-isolating. And that’s entirely the right thing to do.“ (https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-video-message-on-coronavirus-27-march-2020)

Photo courtesy: Gov.uk March 27, Friday, 2020

“It is now clear that we have entered a recession as bad or worse than in 2009,” -Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the IMF (International Monetary Fund) (The Wall Street Journal)


March 27, Friday, 2020:

U.S. Coronavirus infection crossed 100,000

U.S. death toll rises to 1,701 people and infected 104,463 as of 11:30 pm EST, March 27, 2020 according to data compiled by https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html.


United States has now surpassed China with 104,463 infections to China‘s 81, 933 infections.


March 28, Saturday, 2020:

A German state finance minister Thomas Schaefer, 54, committed suicide after expressing “despair” over how to handle the economic fallout from coronavirus pandemic.


March 29, Sunday, 2020:

President Trump announces another 30-day extension of coronavirus guidelines until April 30, 2020.


March 29, Sunday, 2020:

Nepal Government has extended nationwide lockdown till April 7.


March 29, Sunday, 2020:

A plane from Shanghai arrived in New York Sunday morning carrying 12 million gloves, 130,000 N95 masks, 1.7 million surgical masks, 50,000 gowns, 130,000 hand sanitizer units, and 36,000 thermometers. (Axios)


arch 30, Monday, 2020:

U.S. Navy‘s hospital ship, USNS Comfort arrives in New York Harbor, adjacent to New York City which has 1,000 beds to treat Coronavirus patients.

arch 31, Tuesday, 2020:

NN’s Chris Cuomo tested positive for Coronavirus. He runs popular news program "Cuomo Prime Time". After diagnosed with COVID-19 positive, he anchored his program from his home basement where he is quarantine.



arch 31, Tuesday, 2020:

U.S. President Trump says, "I want every American to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead. We're going to go through a very tough two weeks,"..."This could be a hell of a bad two weeks. This is going to be a very bad two, and maybe three weeks. This is going to be three weeks like we've nev