COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

Coronavirus disease 2019

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Other names Coronavirus COVID 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease Novel coronavirus pneumonia[1] [2] Severe pneumonia with novel pathogens[3] Symptoms of COVID-19 Pronunciation Specialty Infectious disease Symptoms Fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, loss of smell; sometimes no symptoms at all[5] [6] [7] Complications Pneumonia, viral sepsis, acute