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COVID – 19 – Full Definition

COVID – 19 - Full Definition

COVID – 19 – Full Definition
Definition of
COVID – 19
Define COVID – 19

 

COVID – 19 noun
: an official name for the respiratory illness caused by a new form of coronavirus that emerged in China in 2019.
: On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the official name of the illness that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak.
The illness is now called COVID-19. “COVI” for coronavirus, “D” for “disease,” and “19” for the year when it was identified.
The virus itself is now called SARS-CoV-2.

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