Correlation of Seizure Increase and COVID-19 Outbreak in Adult Patients with Epilepsy: Findings and Suggestions from a Nationwide Multi-centre Survey in China

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) broke out in Wuhan, China, quickly sweeping the world, infecting more than 29 million people, and killing 937,391 by Sep 17th, 2020, according to reports from the WHO ( To lower the risk of disease transmission, most countries took active and effective measures. The national security strategy for COVID-19 in China shifted to so-called wartime control measures from Jan 23rd to April 8th, putting cities on lockdown and affecting an estimated 760 million individuals [1].