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
Danbury Public Schools To Begin Using CT's Rapid Testing Program
As the amount of COVID-19 cases in Danbury continues to rise, the local public school system is next in line to begin a statewide pilot program regarding rapid testing for students.
At-Home COVID Test Coming Soon From Connecticut Based Company
An accurate COVID-19 home test is coming soon.
CT Army National Guardsmen Welcomed Home for Thanksgiving
The best Thanksgiving gift ever!
Top Doctor Talks COVID-19 Thanksgiving Protocol And The Vaccines
Dr. Rajeev Fernando is one of New York's top infectious disease specialists, and this week, he talks about COVID-19 Thanksgiving protocol, and will the vaccine protect us from all strains of the virus.
Soon-To-Be Shake Shack in Danbury Looks to Add Safe Drive-Thru
Danbury's new Shake Shack considering a drive-thru...
New Fairfield Town Officials Discuss Distribution of Vaccine
New Fairfield plans for vaccine distribution...
Danbury Girl's Family Turns to Facebook to Help Find Kidney Donor
This Danbury girl needs a living donor's kidney. Can you help?
The CDC Issues This Year's Thanksgiving Guidelines
With what you could call a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic now underway, the CDC has just issued specific guidelines that you should follow over the Thanksgiving holiday.
New COVID App Alerts CT Residents If They've Been Exposed
The COVID Alert App informs users if they've been exposed.