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Office Hours

  • Monday to Friday
    8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

  • Infusion Clinic Only:
    Saturday and Sunday 8:00 A.M. to
    12:00 P.M

Origin and Evolution of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

The Novel Coronavirus is originated in Wuhan, province of China. The scientific name of this virus is 2019-nCoVs. There have been 27 isolates obtained from three Chinese cities: Wuhan, Guangdong and Zhejiang. All of them tested positive with links with people from Wuhan.

The earliest people to get infected aside from people from Wuhan were found in Guangdong and Shenzhen.

Now we have the Delta variant and also the Omicron variant in the US. Here a short video on how viruses(covid Delta) evolve over time: