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The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019, and was recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020. As of 24 March, more than 381,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in more than 190 countries and territories, resulting in more than 16,500 deaths and more than 102,000 recoveries.