Europe: ”Timeline of COVID-19 pandemic in Europe”

As of 13 March 2020, when the number of new cases became greater than those in China, the World Health Organization (WHO) began to consider Europe the active centre of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cases by country across Europe had doubled over periods of typically 3 to 4 days, with some countries (mostly those at earlier stages of detection) showing doubling every 2 days. This article is about the pandemic on the continent. For the pandemic in the political and economic union, see European Union response to the COVID-19 pandemic.