Covid-19 Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the ARKLATEX: Cancellations, News, and Helpful Links __________________________ 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 external icon for naming of new human infectious diseases.

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COVID-19 Cases at 13 In Bowie/Miller/Cass Counties
There was another media briefing at the Joint Operations Center this morning around 10 AM and we are at an overall number of COVID-19 cases to thirteen total from our immediate area.

9 from Bowie County and 1 death.
2 from Cass County
2 from Miller County
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