The spread of coronavirus in France, started at least 27 December 2019. This was stated by Professor Yves Cohen, head of the intensive care units of several hospitals in the Paris region, according to TV channel BFM TV.
According to him, the doctors decided to double-check the patient with pneumonia who was treated in December and January. It turned out that at least one person was sick with coronavirus 27 December 2019 – a month before the country was officially confirmed the first case of infection, and four days before China had informed the international community about the discovery of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan.
Cohen noted that the man did not leave France. Subsequently, this patient had infected two of his children, but the wife symptoms observed. The Professor suggested that the woman either got infected from her husband, but the disease is asymptomatic, or she had infected family members. Doctors have found that the wife of the alleged patient zero had contact with sellers of land and other natives of China.
Cohen added that this man could be patient zero with the coronavirus, “but there might be others in other regions.” He urged medical institutions to check the results of PCR-testing of patients with pneumonia.
Now the man and his children healthy.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. As of may 4, in the world of coronavirus infected 3,53 million people, of which 248 thousand died of 1.13 million is recovered, according to the American Johns Hopkins University.
In France at the moment 168 thousand confirmed cases of infection, 24,9 thousand people died, more than 51 million recovered.