Coronavirus case from November could be patient zero

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A man from China’s Hubei province may have been the first person to have contracted the novel coronavirus — back in mid-November, according to a new report.

The 55-year-old man contracted the potentially deadly bug, now known as COVID-19 on Nov. 17, according to government data reviewed by the South China Morning Post.

Chinese authorities have so far identified at least 266 people who were infected last year — and some of the cases were likely back-dated after health authorities tested specimens taken from suspected patients, according to the report.

Medical community whistleblowers say Chinese doctors only realized they were dealing with a new disease in late December.


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