Published time: 02 April 2020
Authors: Juanjuan Zhang, Maria Litvinova, Wei Wang, Yan Wang, Xiaowei Deng, Xinghui Chen, Mei Li, Wen Zheng, Lan Yi, Xinhua Chen, Qianhui Wu, Yuxia Liang, Xiling Wang, Juan Yang, Kaiyuan Sun, Ira M Longini Jr, M Elizabeth Halloran, Peng Wu, Benjamin J Cowling, Stefano Merler,
Cecile Viboud, Alessandro Vespignani, Marco Ajelli†, Hongjie Yu
Keywords: COVID-19, Epidemics
Background The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), began in Wuhan city, Hubei province, in December, 2019, and has spread throughout China. Understanding the evolving epidemiology and transmission dynamics of the outbreak beyond Hubei would provide timely information to guide intervention policy.
Evolving epidemiology and transmission dynamics of coronavirus disease 2019 outside Hubei province, China; a descriptive and modelling study