COVID stands for Coronavirus disease. The virus, also known as the SARS-CoV-2 virus, outbreak resulted in COVID and a worldwide pandemic, which began in December 2019. SARS-CoV-2 is an airborne virus that can cause respiratory illness. After first being discovered in Wuhan, China in 2019, it subsequently spread throughout the world, including India and claimed countless lives. It has mutated into various potent strains that beset India in the form of the 1st, 2nd and Omicron wave. The disease causes flu-like symptoms, including sore throat, fever, could, cough, headache. The mutated strains also had new symptoms like upset stomach. Get the latest covid news, videos, opinions and special reports here.