Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
- A novel coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus that had not been previously identified in humans.
- The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
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