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Frontiers of Medicine

Front. Med.    2020, Vol. 14 Issue (2) : 113-116
Back to the spring of 2020: facts and hope of COVID-19 outbreak
Guangbiao Zhou1(), Saijuan Chen2(), Zhu Chen2
1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Oncology, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100021, China
2. State Key Laboratory of Medical Genomics, Shanghai Institute of Hematology, National Research Center for Translational Medicine (Shanghai), Ruijin Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200025, China
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Corresponding Author(s): Guangbiao Zhou,Saijuan Chen   
Just Accepted Date: 21 February 2020   Online First Date: 16 March 2020    Issue Date: 09 May 2020
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Guangbiao Zhou,Saijuan Chen,Zhu Chen. Back to the spring of 2020: facts and hope of COVID-19 outbreak[J]. Front. Med., 2020, 14(2): 113-116.
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Fig.1  Back to the spring of 2020. Sakura garden of East Lake Wuhan, 2019. Courtesy of Mr. Zhenyin Chen, a postgraduate student of Guizhou University.
Fig.2  A brief timeline of the COVID-19 outbreak. ICTV, International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses; NHC, National Health Commission; WHO, World Health Organization.
China Other countries
Wuhan Other regions Total
Total cases* 45 346 30 221 75 567 1151
Disease severity
Non-severe, n (%) 34 034 (75.1%) 27 661 (91.5%) 61 695 (81.6%)
Severe, n (%) 9628 (21.2%) 2005 (6.6%) 11 633 (15.4%)
Mortality, n (%) 1684 (3.7%) 555 (1.8%) 2239 (3.0%) 8 (0.6%)
Tab.1  Comparison of disease severity and mortality in patients from different regions or countries
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