Published: 3 May 2020
Author(s): Dror Dicker, Tatiana Kournos, Dana Marcoviciu, Rachel Golan
Issue: July 2020
Section: Letter to the Editor

The pathogen responsible for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This novel coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan, China in late December 2019 [1]. Since initial detection of the virus, more than 1,800,000 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed worldwide, and over 400,000 persons have recovered. The first case in Israel was reported on February 27, 2020. To date, over 13,500 have been diagnosed and more than 4,000 have recovered [2].

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