The first time that many became aware of something going on in Wuhan. It was published on February 7th a day when I was teasing my wife about her birthday that day and we were looking forward to our holiday in La Gomera in a fortnight. We managed to take the holiday but the world felt as if it has been wobbling on its axis ever since.
Clinical Characteristics of 138 Hospitalized Patients With 2019 Novel Coronavirus–Infected Pneumonia in Wuhan, China
Importance In December 2019, novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)–infected pneumonia (NCIP) occurred in Wuhan, China. The number of cases has increased rapidly but information on the clinical characteristics of affected patients is limited.
Objective To describe the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of NCIP.
Design, Setting, and Participants Retrospective, single-center case series of the 138 consecutive hospitalized patients with confirmed NCIP at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in Wuhan, China, from January 1 to January 28, 2020; final date of follow-up was February 3, 2020.