COVID-19 is an acute infectious respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, from late 2019.
There is a brief history of the coronavirus, which states that the first human coronavirus has identified in the 1960s. There are seven coronaviruses, which could cause disease in humans, among which four are endemic that cause mild to moderate Diseases in humans. These types of viruses are found worldwide and are responsible for about 10-15% of common colds.
As of October 30, 2020, there have been 44,592,789 confirmed cases, 1,175,553 deaths, and 241,272 new cases in the world, according to the WHO's COVID-19 dashboard.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.