COVID-19 is an acute infectious respiratory disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
There is a brief history of the coronavirus, which states that the first human coronavirus was identified in the 1960s. There are seven coronaviruses, which could cause disease in humans, in that four viruses, are endemic that cause mild to moderate infections in humans. These viruses are found all over the world and are responsible for about 10-15% of common colds. Moreover, the coronavirus cases have been increasing day by day, since the pandemic started. Globally 199,36,210 cases have been recorded, with 732,499 deaths as of August 11, 2020.
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.