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Coronaviruses are types of virus, not bacteria. There are multiple kinds of coronaviruses and some of them cause illnesses in humans. SARS-Cov 2 is the name of the new coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Situation Summary

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