Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, and has since spread globally, resulting in the ongoing 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. As of 2 May 2020, more than 3.34 million cases have been reported across 187 countries and territories, resulting in more than 238,000 deaths. More than 1.05 million people have recovered.