You may or may not know that there are actually seven different strains of human coronaviruses that have been identified over the years. So coronavirus, itself, is certainly nothing new. According to this page of the Web site for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, symptoms of these coronaviruses can include a runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever, and simply a general feeling of being unwell. In this regard, this family of common coronaviruses does little more than mirror the common cold. That same page of the Web site for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services notes, "Most people get infected with these viruses at some point in their lives," and, "These illnesses usually only last for a short amount of time."
However, where all the concern and worry comes in, along with, sadly, tragic deaths worldwide, is that a new strain of coronavirus has been identified, the one that we've often heard of as having originated in Wuhan, China. This strain is being called COVID-19, which stands for Coronavirus Disease 2019. This strain is not the same as the family of more common coronaviruses that typically mirror the common cold and only last for a short time.
You can learn more about the COVID-19 strain of human coronavirus by clicking here.