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The early phase of the COVID-19 outbreak in Lombardy, Italy

@article{Cereda2020TheEP,
  title={The early phase of the COVID-19 outbreak in Lombardy, Italy},
  author={Diletta Cereda and Marcello Tirani and Francesca Rovida and Vittorio Demicheli and Marco Ajelli and Piero Poletti and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Trentini and Giorgio Guzzetta and Valentina Marziano and Angelica Barone and Michele Magoni and Silvia Deandrea and G Diurno and Mauro Lombardo and Martha Faccini and A. Pan and Ricciardelli Bruno and Elena Pariani and Giacomo Grasselli and Alessandra Piatti and Maria Gramegna and Fausto Baldanti and Alessia Melegaro and Stefano Merler},
  journal={arXiv: Populations and Evolution},
  year={2020}
}
  • Diletta Cereda, Marcello Tirani, +21 authors Stefano Merler
  • Published 2020
  • Biology
  • arXiv: Populations and Evolution
  • In the night of February 20, 2020, the first case of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was confirmed in the Lombardy Region, Italy. In the week that followed, Lombardy experienced a very rapid increase in the number of cases. We analyzed the first 5,830 laboratory-confirmed cases to provide the first epidemiological characterization of a COVID-19 outbreak in a Western Country. Epidemiological data were collected through standardized interviews of confirmed cases and their close contacts. We… CONTINUE READING

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