Coronavirus: China’s first confirmed COVID-19 case traced back to November 17

The first case of someone in China suffering from Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, can be traced back to November 17 according to government data seen by the South China Morning Post.
Chinese authorities have so far identified at least 266 people who were infected last year, all of whom came under medical surveillance at some point.
Some of the cases were likely backdated after health authorities had tested specimens taken from suspected patients.

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Source: South China Morning Post