National and breaking news reporter Education: University of California at Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism; Miami University, BA in journalism and interdisciplinary studies Reis Thebault is a reporter covering national and breaking news. He has worked on the local desks of the Boston Globe and the Columbus Dispatch. He joined The Washington Post in June 2018.
New patterns have emerged: Most who died are older than 70, but the disease is also hospitalizing and killing younger Americans. Most victims are men, most also had underlying conditions, and the toll is highest in New York.
What began with a handful of mysterious illnesses in a vast central China city has traveled the world, jumping from animals to humans and from obscurity to international headlines. Here is what we know so far about coronavirus.
Most deaths have occurred in people older than 60, many with underlying health conditions. The early data follows trends from other countries, and the grim milestone is a preview of challenging times to come.