Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a disease caused by a virus named SARS-CoV-2. It can be very contagious and spreads quickly. Over one million people have died from COVID-19 in the United States.
COVID-19 most often causes respiratory symptoms that can feel much like a cold, the flu, or pneumonia. COVID-19 may attack more than your lungs and respiratory system. Other parts of your body may also be affected by the disease. Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms, but some people become severely ill.
Some people including those with minor or no symptoms will develop Post-COVID Conditions – also called “Long COVID.”
Getting vaccinated is your best defense against COVID-19.
Find a test site near you and learn what to do if you test positive.
Do not wait to get treated. COVID-19 medications are now widely available.
- Chautauqua County Data:
- NYSDOH COVID-19 Website
- CDC COVID-19 Website