The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic and the State of the Epidemic in Kobe, Japan
Noriko Nakanishi and Yoshio Iijima
Department of Infectious Diseases, Kobe Institute of Health
4-6-5 Minatojima-nakamachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650-0046, Japan
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, occurred in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and quickly spread to both the developed and developing countries. The virus will continue to infect humans and animals symptomatically or asymptomatically, and humans will be expected to coexist with SARS-CoV-2 by preventing infections and its spread. In this paper, we report on the occurrence of the COVID-19 epidemic in Japan, including the city of Kobe.
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