An interactive map of Coronavirus spread from Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering:

A commuter wears a face mask in the New York City transit system, Monday, March 9, 2020, in New York. New York continued grappling Monday with the new coronavirus, as case numbers, school closings and other consequences grew. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

(AP) – The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.

The World Health Organization was informed of the outbreak in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China on December 31st.

The city is the seventh-largest city in China with 11 million residents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is closely monitoring the outbreak.

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