Abbreviation of "Coronavirus Disease-2019". The name for the actual disease state caused by the coronavirus. COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 are often used interchangeably, though this is inaccurate. The term "COVID-19" should be used to discuss the disease, while SARS-CoV-2 should be used to designate the virus itself.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include: fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; ftigure; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; and diarrhea.