What is COVID-19?

Coronavirus, also called COVID-19, is a respiratory illness which has infected 19,000,000 people and killed 700,000 worldwide. The number of infections in the United States has risen to 6,000,000 and 176,000 people have died as of August 24, 2020, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Research on COVID-19 is a new research area for scientists around the world as they continue to learn new facts about this new disease. Numerous basic questions need to be answered in order to control and cure COVID-19.