What is covid-19?
COVID-19 is a new type of coronavirus that is infecting people around the world. Coronaviruses are very common, and typically cause coughs and colds. This form of coronavirus emerged in late 2019.
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Symptoms and Outcomes
Symptoms of COVID-19 include cold or flu-like symptoms (fever, cough). The severity of these symptoms can vary, but most people infected with COVID-19 experience mild symptoms.
COVID-19 Globally and in Canada
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) assessed COVID-19 as a pandemic. This means it is infecting people around the world in a way that is difficult to control.
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