Coronaviruses: From Common Colds to a Pandemic

There are over 200 types of coronaviruses known so far, but only seven types are contagious for humans, ranging from the common cold to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The team at South China Morning Post has more details in an expanded interactive infographic presentation.

The first coronavirus (229E) was discovered in 1965.

Note: The flu (Influenza) is different from coronaviruses but can cause similar symptoms (CDC).