Definition of COVID-19
Note: While fever, cough, and shortness of breath are common symptoms of COVID-19, other symptoms may include fatigue, chills, body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. COVID-19 was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019.An infectious and deadly coronavirus that has killed thousands in China has spread to at least 44 countries, stirring fears that COVID-19 may soon become a pandemic.— Darryl Coote [Robert] Robbins said most of the positive cases are from asymptomatic individuals but there are reports of symptomatic cases showing up at the campus health clinic. In efforts to find its asymptomatic community members, the UA [University of Arizona] is "dramatically" increasing its testing capacity to complete 5,000 COVID-19 tests per week.— Shaq Davis After the Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends, cases of Covid-19 surged around the country after people held family gatherings or congregated in large groups.— Tara Parker-Pope The viral outbreak officially became a pandemic in the eyes of the World Health Organization, which cited the alarming spread of the disease called covid-19 and the slow response of many nations to try to contain it.— Joel Achenbach et al. Due to the COVID pandemic, a private service will be held for the family on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. … — Obituary in Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
— called also coronavirus, coronavirus disease, coronavirus disease 2019, CV-19, CV19— see long covid, sars-cov-2
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