On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practice for naming of new human infectious diseases.
Coronavirus in Connecticut
Pizzeria With a Unique Twist Opens Up in Brookfield
New York-style wood-fired pizzeria opens in Brookfield.
School Teacher Creates Scream Hotline for Pent Up Frustrations
Let it all out on the 'Just Scream' hotline.
Bethel and Newtown Restaurant Owner Struggling to Stay Afloat
The restaurant industry is struggling to stay alive.
Litchfield County Pickers Closes Its Doors Due to COVID-19
After ten years in business, 'Litchfield County Pickers' is calling it quits.
Top Doctor Talks Antibodies And How Long The Virus May Last
Dr. Rajeev Fernando is one of New York's top infectious disease specialists, and this week, he answers your COVID-19 questions about antibodies, and how long the virus may last with the vaccine, and with wearing masks.
Danbury Schools Set to Return to Hybrid Model, Schedules Set
Can you even remember the last time your kids actually went to school? Well let's just put it this way, it's been a while.
The Danbury Police Department Welcome 115 Officer Body Cameras
115 body cameras have been delivered to the Danbury Police Department.
Barriers Erected Around CT Capitol as FBI Warns of Armed Protests
Armed protesters are warning of violence in state capitols.
Boy's Passing Leads to Funding of Life Saving Equipment
Portable defibrillators now riding with each Newtown police officer.