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Coronavirus: What You Need To Know

Coronavirus: What You Need To Know


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A patient places a swab in a COVID-19 testing tube at a mobile test site in Pittsburgh's South Hills on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.
This page will be frequently updated with the latest facts and news about the coronavirus, from both our community and around the world.

Coronavirus is a novel virus first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Coronavirus causes the COVID-19 disease in humans; the disease has spread to the U.S. and other countries around the world.  


The disease causes respiratory illness and is spread through the air by coughs and sneezes, and by personal contact. Its symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. There is no approved vaccine for this virus.


To prevent contraction of coronavirus, officials recommend people frequently wash their hands.


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Here’s what we know: