What Is the Difference Between Coronavirus and COVID-19?
You’ve undoubtedly been bombarded by information regarding COVID-19, masks, coronavirus, symptoms, testing, and all sorts of related topics lately. At Affinity Urgent Care, we understand that this information overload can be a little overwhelming, so we’re here to answer some common questions and help clear up any confusion. For example, what is the difference between coronavirus and COVID-19?
Coronavirus vs. COVID-19
Coronavirus is a type of virus. There are actually a few different kinds of coronaviruses, and some have been around for several years. In December 2019, a new (novel) coronavirus—labeled as SARS-CoV-2—was identified in China. This new coronavirus is the organism that causes COVID-19, an infectious disease that affects the respiratory system and triggers symptoms like shortness of breath, fever, fatigue, coughing, and sore throat. In some cases, though, COVID-19 doesn’t cause any symptoms.
In short, coronavirus is a type of virus that causes the disease known as COVID-19.
Your Partner in Care
Affinity Urgent Care’s fully equipped centers in La Marque, Alvin, and Galveston, Texas, offer convenient and important medical services to patients during this unique time. Currently, we are providing rapid COVID-19 testing, Virtual Visits, and in-person urgent care while adhering to the most stringent of sanitization and infection control protocols.
To receive COVID-19 testing at Affinity Urgent care, contact our friendly staff today. To reserve a Virtual Visit, check out our website our give our team a call if you need assistance. Otherwise, you can stop by one of our convenient locations to receive the convenient care you need. We look forward to helping you feel your best!