“Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.”
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
“COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning about how it spreads" according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
In general, respiratory virus infection can occur through:
“Protect yourself and others around you by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions. Follow advice provided by your local public health agency.”
“COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Most infected people will develop mild to moderate illness and recover without hospitalization.”